The Bereavement Service provides a sensitive, empathetic approach to the individual needs of relatives, at a time of loss.
Our Bereavement Service provides support and information for bereaved families when a patient has died in hospital. The team will liaise with the family to provide the medical certificate, co-ordinate cremation forms where appropriate, hand over property where required and give advice on registration and arranging funerals where there is no next of kin.
How to access?
Self-refer by contacting on the number provided.
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 16.30pm
Royal Derby Hospital
Level 1 Main Hospital
Our support groups meet once or twice a month made up of people who have all experienced a bereavement. It offers regular accessible support from skilled and experienced facilitators, enabling you to live a full and meaningful life in the here and now as well as in the future. The group provides a safe environment where you can share stories and express feelings freely knowing others will understand, be non-judgemental and supportive.
We support bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. Our services are free, funded through the generosity of our supporters. At Grief Encounter, alongside our personal support, you will have access to resources that can help you communicate how and what you are feeling, and coping with your loss. You will find steps to take, and information on ways to channel your grief positively. At Grief Encounter, our vision is that every bereaved child in the UK receives the best possible help, recognition and understanding following the death of a family member, loved one, friend or teacher.
A bereavement support programme designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge and a fresh mindset to come to terms with your grief and work towards your future. We work in association with grief counsellor and author Dr. Bill Webster using exclusive content from The Centre for Grief Journey. Over four weeks we meet once a week for a two-hour session that covers how grief affects people, confronting emotions and loneliness. Grief is an individual experience; each person’s grief is unique and personal. The Grief Journey sessions help you to explore the grief process and your own journey to help you cope with adjustments to life as it is now and in the future.
This week we are launching a monthly support group for carers coping with loss and bereavement – with our first meeting taking place this week on 25th November, 11am, via Zoom. Not only is this a peer support group, but the meetings will also focus on coping strategies for loss (whether temporary or permanent) and we will also be inviting professionals to join the session to give helpful advice to those attending. The meetings will be about creating a supportive environment and a sense of community, to help alleviate loneliness and distress.
How to access?
To join please call our helpline 01332 228777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise the difficulties and challenges that losing a loved one can bring and have set up a bereavement helpline to offer support and advice to families, friends and carers.
The helpline can offer guidance and advice on dealing with grief and loss and is staffed by trained nurses who are highly skilled and experienced in working with bereaved families. The support service is available to you should you feel you need it during this time. We understand losing a loved one is not easy, but you are not alone, the NHS Bereavement Helpline is here to listen and help. Please call to speak to a trained nurse.
How to access?
Call to speak to a trained nurse
8am – 8pm
Muslim Bereavement Support Service
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a registered charity, founded in 2012. They are a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one.
You may want to talk to someone and share how you are feeling. Our trained female volunteers can provide a free and confidential environment for this. We offer face-to-face and telephone support in multiple languages.
Our volunteers will provide guidance in accordance with the Qur’an and Ahadeeth on the bereavement process, with advice on prayers and other religious aspects.”
How to access?
No specific opening hours – Times are arranged once the initial phone call has been made. If no answer on the phone, voicemails can be left and will be responded to.
PO Box 2241,
Volunteering: Not at the moment but they do advertise when they have a recruitment drive.
Derby Sands offers support, comfort and understanding to anyone affected by the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.We offer a range of support, including direct peer support at local meetings, or telephone support by a trained peer befriender. There is also a wide range of resources available for free from Sands. These include: memory boxes, bereavement support app, family support pack.
We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide. We help around 7000 people each year, including through our national helpline and local support groups.
We offer counselling and emotional support to adults, children, young people and families who are dealing with a life-limiting illness or bereavement. The service is available to all users of Treetops Hospice Care services and people registered with a GP practice in Derby city or Southern Derbyshire.
WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.
How to access?
Call or Email
WAY Widowed and Young
Suite 14, College Business Centre,
Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
To help those in need and crisis across Derby and to help access services.
Stuart House Green Lane
St Peters Quarter