Bereavement and Grief
Contact The Old Library Memorial Avenue Worksop
Phone: 01909 470985
Aurora services set to relocate to enable building work to commence
02 October 2020
Aurora Wellbeing in Worksop has this week relocated a number of vital services in preparation for the start of building works and the transformation of the Old Library Building on Memorial Avenue.
Aurora Wellbeing, a local charity that supports people in Bassetlaw affected by cancer and long term health conditions was in 2019 awarded £1.56M from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF), boosted to £2M with support from key stakeholders, to transform the Old Library Building where the Aurora charity is based.
Throughout the duration of the building works, Aurora will continue to deliver services to local people to ensure people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer receive vital help and support, and until services can return to the centre in 2021.
The Aurora Charity Shop and Tea Rooms will relocate to the former Dukeries Tea Rooms building on Bridge Street in Worksop in October 2020, for a period of approximately six months and will open daily from Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Aurora beauty therapy services will continue to deliver services from Sparkles Beauty, Kilton Road, Worksop and customers are asked to call 0750 3612084 during this period to book appointments.
Aurora Wellbeing Practitioners will continue to provide health needs assessments and support across the Bassetlaw area (working remotely) to help support people and their families with a cancer diagnosis, and to offer emotional support, counselling and workshops.
Aurora exercise classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi, will continue either online via Zoom or at locations across the locality.
Our support lines are open Monday - Friday (9 am-5 pm). Please call us on 01909 470985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-loved charity shop
Aurora’s pre-loved charity shop is now open. They have a fantastic selection of good quality clothes, children’s toys and a second hand book collection selling books at very reasonable prices for you to browse. Their volunteers have been busy making hand-crafted quality facemasks, which have an internal breathable filter material and these are available to buy or order from the shop.
They are operating a takeaway service from their much loved Valerie’s Tearooms and welcome old and new friends to visit and take away a hot drink, slice of cake or light refreshments. They also have a competitive meal deal on offer.
Aurora continues to offer telephone-based support and services to people and their families affected by cancer or long term health conditions. Every day their advisors speak to people who are living with cancer, newly diagnosed or struggling to move forward with life after treatment, and for many, they face additional difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. Right now, it is their priority to stay in touch with clients, volunteers and many friends of the charity. They are continuing to offer support and a friendly listening ear to anyone who may be struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness or depression and encourage you to chat about your concerns. Contact Aurora via telephone, Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on 01909 470985.
Aurora is continuing to offer a range of support services whilst the centre remains closed, and they continue to share information and advice and arrange counselling and bereavement support. Their support groups have moved online, along with Aurora courses and exercise classes. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch or to subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date. Visit www.aurorawellbeing.org.uk/worksop and click on the link.
The rest of Aurora’s facilities in the centre will be monitored closely and will become available when it is safe to do so. They are lucky to be situated in the delightful Memorial Gardens so go along, enjoy the gardens and visit the Aurora Centre.
Aurora would like to thank all of their volunteers and the local community for their continued support.
If you would like to donate to Aurora to support local people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer, please visit www.localgiving.org/charity/aurorawellbeingcentres.
The telephone service is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Call 01909 470985 or email email@example.com, follow them on Twitter, @AuroraCentres, or Facebook, @AuroraWellbeingCentreBassetlaw.
Aurora provides support to people affected by cancer and long term health conditions.We share information and advice, arrange counselling, signpost support groups, courses and exercise classes. We also offer professional beauty treatments and holistic therapies and advice on skin care and hair loss, to help boost self-esteem and self-confidence whilst undergoing, and recovering from cancer treatments.
The Aurora centre is open Monday - Friday 09.30 am - 4.30pm
Contact 17 Wentworth Terrace Wakefield
Phone: 01924 200 795
Miscarriage is never easy
If you’ve been affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy, we hope this website will provide the information that you’re looking for.
We hope that family, friends, colleagues and health professionals will find the site helpful too.
We’re here to help you through.
Acknowledges the distress associated with pregnancy loss and strives to make a positive difference to those whom it affects.
Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.
Coronavirus and miscarriage: your care
On this page, we share information on how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting access to hospital services for those who are pregnant or experiencing a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, current information for those thinking about trying to conceive and for those awaiting investigations.
Last updated: 18 May 2020
We all know that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major impact on many lives and especially on access to healthcare. NHS services need to focus on the most ill and most vulnerable people and we are all being asked to avoid using GP, community or hospital services as much as possible. This helps us to protect NHS patients, the staff caring for them, ourselves and each other.
Early pregnancy and maternity services are no different, so we hope the following information helps you to understand the impact this might have on anyone affected by pregnancy loss.
Access to hospital services for people who are currently pregnant or experiencing a miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy
With increased pressure on the NHS due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, most early pregnancy units are having to limit the service they provide:
- to minimise the risk of exposure to the virus for people coming into a hospital environment
- to reduce the risk of spread within the hospital and
- because of reduced staff numbers caused by sickness, self-isolation and because of staff being moved to different departments, such as emergency care.
Wendy and Barry describe their experience of having a miscarriage during the coronavirus pandemic, with reduced access to hospital services.
However, anyone who needs emergency care for severe pain, very heavy vaginal bleeding, possible ectopic or molar pregnancy or other acute symptoms will still be seen and assessed in person, either by the specialist team or in the Accident and Emergency Department.
New information from the RCOG on early pregnancy care
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a guide to early pregnancy services during the coronavirus pandemic. While it focuses mainly on women and couples in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, it is equally helpful for anyone who is not yet booked with a midwife or an antenatal clinic.
There are very likely to be limits on ultrasound scans and most hospitals will allow only the woman being scanned to attend her appointment. Some will allow use of a mobile or smartphone for part of the appointment so that the partner or other supporter can take part remotely but that will depend on the individual hospital’s policy This can be very distressing, we know.
There will be fewer non-emergency surgical procedures under general anaesthetic, so women with a missed or incomplete miscarriage or a ‘blighted ovum’ or anembryonic pregnancy are more likely to be offered only natural (expectant) or medical management of miscarriage at home rather than being treated in hospital. We provide more detailed information about these options and what they mean for you on this page. And Amy shares her experience of medical management during lockdown here.
Ectopic pregnancy assessment and management
Ectopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition, so early assessment and treatment are crucial and access to care should remain as normal. See here for more information.
Molar pregnancy diagnosis and management
With fewer women having surgical management, it may take longer for some molar pregnancies to be diagnosed, so it’s very important to contact the hospital if a pregnancy tests is still positive 3 weeks after your loss. But once molar pregnancy has been diagnosed, care and follow-up will be as normal. You’ll find more information on our molar pregnancy pages, starting here.
If you are pregnant or currently experiencing a loss
If you need urgent advice regarding your pregnancy, you are encouraged to telephone your local Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit or Emergency Gynaecology Unit, or your midwife or antenatal clinic if you are already booked with them. It’s important to be as clear as possible about your symptoms or worries to help staff to assess your needs and advise on next steps. Please be assured that if you need emergency care for severe pain, very heavy vaginal bleeding, suspected ectopic pregnancy or other acute symptoms, then you will be assessed in person and seen accordingly.
If you are not pregnant, but planning on trying for a baby
The Association of Early Pregnancy Units suggests that you consider waiting until the pandemic is over before trying to conceive. This is to minimise the burden on the health service, to ensure you have full access to early pregnancy and maternity care and because it is too soon to fully understand the effect of the virus in pregnancy. But everyone’s circumstances differ and this will always be your decision.
If you are waiting investigations following recurrent or second trimester miscarriage
Investigations into the possible causes of recurrent miscarriage or late loss are currently suspended in most hospitals, but there are plans to reintroduce them gradually over the next few weeks. As with other services, this will depend on the availability of specialist staff, some of whom have been diverted to other areas of care during the pandemic.
Information, guidance and support
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has general up to date information and guidance on pregnancy and Coronavirus at www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/.
And of course, you can contact us at the Miscarriage Association for information and support. We don’t give medical advice but we can help you think through how best to manage at this time.
You can call us: 01924 200799 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
We know that picking up the phone and talking to someone you don’t know can sometimes be a scary experience. But we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable, to listen and understand and to answer your questions to the best of our abilities.
You can email us: firstname.lastname@example.org (any time)
You might not feel able to talk on the phone – or perhaps you aren’t able to call during our office hours. We also provide information and offer support via email and aim to reply the same or the next working day.
You can use Live Chat: (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Click on the button in the bottom right of your screen to chat with one of our support workers. If we can’t reply right away, you can leave a message we will email you back as soon as we can.
You can send a direct message:
Or you might prefer to find support and information online:
You’ll find links to our online support here.
We talk about pregnancy loss and mental health here.
We are delighted to welcome our new ambassador, former Strictly professional, Natalie Lowe!
Natalie begins her new role in our team with a very special announcement about our new and exciting fundraising challenge, Miles That Matter.
Our goal is to raise £25,000 to fund our helpline for 100 days. We also hope to raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy loss and to encourage people to make use of the Miscarriage Association’s support and information services.
Natalie has shared a video to explain more about the fundraiser and what it means to her.
I’m going to be pulling on my trainers and I’d love you to be part of Team M.A., too.
We’re really looking forward to working with Natalie, on Miles That Matter and more. We’re so grateful for her support.
Bassetlaw Hospice Day Care Unit
Bassetlaw Hospice Cedar House North Road Retford
Day Care provides support to patients and their carers who have a life limiting illness: Emotional/Social, Psychological, Symptom Management, Advice and Information. It also provides support to cancer survivors and the bereaved.
Contact Bassetlaw Hospice Cedar House North Road Retford
Phone: 01777 863 270
COVID19 update, 29th July 2020 -
The Day Hospice service is closed, however the In Patinet Unit is operating at full capacity.
Visitors Please Note:
Please do not visit if you feel unwell or if you have a persistent cough, or/and a high temperature, or if you share a household with someone who has these symptoms.
VISITING IS NOW RESTRICTED AND YOU SHOULD TELEPHONE THE NURSING TEAM ON 01777 200060 FOR ADVICE BEFORE COMING TO THE HOSPICE.
Day Care provides support to patients and their carers who have a life limiting illness: Emotional/Social, Psychological, Symptom Management, Advice and Information. It also provides support to cancer survivors and the bereaved. Day Care for patients available Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fridays for carers, ex-[atients, groups & bereavement support.
c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Contact c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Email: No email address available
Phone: 0115 9264701 or 01623 825199 or 03451232304
COVID19 update 24th August 2020 -
In light of the recent Government recommendations that the UK population should wherever possible avoid social contact and that all non-essential travel and meetings are avoided, we have made the decision to suspend all Compassionate Friends group support meetings and face to face support due to the rise in the spread of coronavirus. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but rather it is to protect the health of our members and the wider community.
We very aware that our support groups are a place where you can safely come and talk about your child and share any thoughts and feelings around your bereavement; so we appreciate that many of you will find it difficult that this support is not available for the time being.
Please do remember that you can call the TCF Helpline any day of the week if you would like to speak with another bereaved parent who is there to listen on 0345 123 2304 (10 am – 4 pm, 7 -10 pm). If the Helpline is busy, please clearly leave your name, number and a short message and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can (please note, this may not be the same day). You can also email the helpline for support at email@example.com.
Please do also consider joining one of our private Facebook Groups or online Forum for support and to talk with other bereaved parents and siblings. Details are here
Our postal library will still be operating but will offer a more limited service during this time. For more information contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are reviewing all events and gatherings planned for the next few months and will be contacting those who have booked onto our future supportive weekends over the coming days and weeks.
The group aims to support parents who have lost a child of any age. The supporters themselves are bereaved parents.
Meetings are held every 6 weeks in members homes.
Self Harm & Suicide Support (Harmless)
1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.
Contact 1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Contact form is currently unavailable. Please email.
Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. Harmless has 3 Directors and a broad range of staff.
People Who Self Harm
Self harm is the term used to describe when someone deliberately hurts themselves as a way of dealing with their emotions. They may do this in a number of ways, including:
- cutting or scratching themselves
- burning themselves with a flame or something hot
- causing bruising to the body by hitting themselves
- throwing their body against something that will hurt
- taking overdoses of tablets or medication
- inserting objects into the body
- hair pulling (also known as trichotilliomania)
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) (Nottinghamshire Healthcare)
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Duncan Macmillan House Porchester Road Nottingham
The service for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a specialised multi-disciplinary service for severe and complex child and adolescent mental health problems and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) (Nottinghamshire Healthcare)
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Duncan Macmillan House Porchester Road Nottingham
Contact Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Duncan Macmillan House Porchester Road Nottingham
Phone: 0115 969 1300
Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It’s the part of the NHS which helps children and young people who have problems with their thoughts or feelings. We can help people until they are 18. If someone like a teacher or your doctor is worried about you, they can write to CAMHS to see if we can help you. This is called making a referral. The person who is going to write to us has to get your permission first. As long as we think you are able to decide, it's up to you whether or not we let your parents know.
If you are having trouble with your thoughts or feelings talk to your parents or carers, or an adult you trust. There is a useful website called Health for Teens that you may find useful: http://www.healthforteens.co.uk/
Most children who get help from CAMHS see one of our community teams. This normally means you will come to see us for weekly appointments at one of our bases, at a health centre or at your school. We have lots of people working for us who can help you in different ways. These include:
family therapists – who talk through problems with you and your family
CAMHS social workers – who support children and families through difficult times
family support workers – who can give advice to your parents or carers
mental health practitioners – who support young people and their families to bring about positive change
psychologists – experts in how people think and act
psychiatrists – doctors who work on thoughts and feelings
art psychotherapists – who can help you by using art and music
For more information visit our website: http://bit.ly/2sQl6GD
Information for parents and carers can be found at: http://bit.ly/2sgBCkS
As well as our community teams, we have some teams which work on other difficulties. These include:
- Problems with eating
- Problems with drugs or alcohol
- Psychosis – when someone hears or sees things which aren’t there
- Intellectual disability – when someone finds it difficult to communicate or understand things
Contact 23 Millgate Newark Notts
Phone: 01636 704 620
COVID19 update, 17th August 2020 - CASY reopened their face to face counselling services on the 29th June 2020.
Please be aware we will have social distancing procedures in place to make the session safe for both the clients and counsellors.
Our Mission: is to reduce and relieve the suffering and distress, and to improve the emotional wellbeing, of young people and their families throughout the East Midlands.
Our Vision: is that all children and young people in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire have the best possible chance of a mentally and emotionally healthy future.
Our Aims: are to deliver emotional and mental health services and support to children & young people and to all who support and care for them.
- Respect and integrity in all we do
- Alleviating personal distress
- Promote a meaningful sense of self
- Appreciate the variety of human experience
- Treat all people fairly
In all that we do, we strive to be:
Contact Cramfit Road North Anston Sheffield
Phone: 0845 1081579
COVID19 update, 6th August, 2020 - for full details please visit website at http://www.bluebellwood.org
We’re always cooking up mouth-watering meals and tasty treats in the kitchen for families. There’s also plenty of fun activities for children to try, including soft play, arts and crafts, music therapy and much more.
While they’re staying with us, children have one of our eight bedrooms. If their family is staying too, then parents have their own room.
We support children and young adults whose lives are just too short, and all of our services are completely free for their families. We are here to take some of the stresses away when looking after for your child, and to provide you with the best care possible. Services include: respite and short breaks, family and sibling support, support for young adults, end of life care & bereavement support.
Contact 118 Skegby Lane Mansfield Notts
The Bereavement Trust is a national freephone helpline, operating every evening of the year. Our trained volunteers offer comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved. If the line is engaged please ring 0800 9177 416. Asian Languages - 0800 9177 416. Chinese Languages - 0800 0304 236.
Helpline: 0800 435 455 (open every evening 6pm-10pm)
Interested in Volunteering? Do you have skills or experience to enable you to be a 'good listener' on the helpline, for which some training is available? It demands a commitment to be on the line 6pm-10pm for at least 2 evenings each month and our telephone system allows you to do this from your home. Contact Maureen on email@example.com or 07703 127174.
Contact Unit 1 Ten Pound Walk Doncaster
Phone: 01302 812345
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - for details please call 01302 812345
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ Our free national advice line and local advice helps hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Age UK Doncaster provides services including homecare, cleaning services, day services, home and garden services and a home from hospital service.
Age UK Doncaster can also offer information and advice on a range of issues including money, housing, health and social care etc.
Contact 1 Grove Street Mansfield Notts
Phone: 01623 647645
Covid-19 update 24th August 2020 - Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing, all Cruse services will be provided over the telephone, email or internet until further notice. Please contact us to find out more.
Telphone: 0115 9244404
Grief is a natural process, and most people will cope with help and support from family and friends. For those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers:
Contact 6 Hardy Street Worksop
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Please note some of these services are disrupted due to restrictions from Covid-19 please call our main number for details 0800 470 0203
Across the Nottinghamshire area we support people with mental health problems and their carers.
Professional and self-referrals are accepted depending on the services required.
Office Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
IF YOU FEEL IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE, HARMING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE STOP AND READ THE FOLLOWING:
There are people you can talk to when you are in a crisis or feeling desperate. You are not alone, talk to someone, tell them how you are feeling and understand that it is okay to turn for help during difficult times.
If you are struggling to confide in someone you know…
Talk to your GP
Dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
Get in touch with your local crisis home treatment team if you have one
Speak to someone who is trained to listen
Below are some useful numbers…
Crisis Team Bassetlaw 0300 123 1804(7.30am-9pm) 0115 1213 0860(9pm-7.30am)
Nottingham Samaritans 01159 411111
Domestic violence Helpline 0808 800 0340
NHS 24 hour helpline in a crisis 0808 196 3779
Turning Point Mental Health Helpline 0300 555 0730 (9am-11pm 7 days a week)
Individuals can access 1-2-1 sessions with a mind recovery coach addressing specific issues including debt, welfare, housing, relationships, access to services and support.
Clinics are appointment only via our registration form and are available across Nottinghamshire.
Please complete the online referral form on the website.
Counselling - Supporting your psychological and emotional wellbeing, helping you to find ways to cope.
Counselling charges £12.50 per session unwaged and £20.00 per session waged
At Nottinghamshire Mind we aim to provide you with a counselling experience that will support you to understand your psychological and emotional well being and to find ways of coping.
We provide a highly professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service. Our therapists have all received thorough recognised training and all abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This ensures that the service we provide is safe, ethical and confidential
You can find more information on the BACP website about their Ethical Framework
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issue. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.
Psychotherapy can be short-term(a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.
Access to Service
Our service is available across the county using digital platforms and telephone. Face to face sessions are available in Mansfield and Worksop. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available to suit your needs.
We can work with clients aged 18 and over through self-referral, a GP referral or through other agencies that support you.
In a telephone conversation, our coordinator will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help determine if our service is right for you.
At the assessment, you will be asked about your current situation, past experiences, a brief medical history and how you hope to benefit from counselling. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time we will do our best to find alternative support.
After the assessment, you will be placed on our waiting list. If you would like any further information about our Counselling Service please contact our main office on 0800 470 0203 and speak to our team for more information.
New Digital Services
Peer support services have been a part of Nottinghamshire Mind for many years now and provide a platform for individuals to share experiences and build support networks, this has proven to improve emotional health, wellbeing and a sense of belonging for both those who deliver and receive support.
Through the current pandemic we’ve encouraged members old and new to take part in our ever growing platform or digital services, empowering some to try something new for the very first time.
At present we offer app based peer support sessions daily Monday to Thursday.
You’ll have the opportunity to feel part of a community, share experiences, feelings and thoughts and build friendships, all of which will promote and support you to maintain positive wellbeing.
Our use of the GroupMe app allows our recovery coaches to promote ideas and approaches that may be helpful to you, such as relaxation tips, exercises, talking therapies and near crisis planning. We also use these session to provide creativity and fun with our Quiz – keeping the brain active , Photography sessions – sharing snaps to brighten your day ….. and much more.
Our Information sessions can also take place digitally on a 1-1 basis should you require a little more support, sessions take place over zoom and allow you the chance to see and communicate with one of our recovery coaches.
Sessions are 30 minute and you don’t need to have your camera switched on but you’ll be able to see our recovery coach, we feel this helps build a better relationship for the client.
If you are interested in any of the services above please contact one of our recovery coaches.
Sarah Carter – Bassetlaw
firstname.lastname@example.org 07398 073844
If the recovery coaches are unable to take your call just leave a short message and they will get back to you.
Contact 3 Kings Road, Newark, Notts
Phone: 01636 551739
COVID Service Update – You are not alone
In line with government advice, we have suspended all face-to-face services including 1:1 support sessions, peer groups, events and training. However, the team are accepting new referrals and working hard to provide vital support for those struggling with a bereavement or the terminal-illness of someone they love, via the telephone, video call, our website and Facebook.
These are very difficult times as we all find ourselves in un-chartered waters and its during uncertain times like this that we look for reassurance and support. It’s more important than ever to make sure we look after ourselves and each other.
Our income has drastically reduced and we are therefore reliant on funding and fundraising more than ever before. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further but do consider the latest government guidelines and act accordingly.
The Children’s Bereavement Centre is committed to supporting children and young people from across the local community and although we may not be there in person at the moment, you are all in our thoughts and we remain ready to support you via other channels.
If you would like to know more about the support we are currently offering please click HERE to be redirected to our service page. If you have any immediate specific concerns or questions, please email email@example.com or call 01636 551739 – this will go straight to voicemail but messages are being picked up daily and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Thank you – take care.
Sue's Place provides support for young people 3 - 18 and their families. Support includes
Childrens Group Activities
Peer Support Group
Bereaved Spouses Support Group
Divorced and separated Group
WAY Widowed and young
WAY Widowed and Young Suite 14, College Business Centre Uttoxeter Road Derby DE22 3WZ
Contact WAY Widowed and Young Suite 14, College Business Centre Uttoxeter Road Derby DE22 3WZ
Contact Golden Ball, 3 Victoria Square, Worksop, Notts
Phone: 07591 740287
Registered Charity No: 1158908
Joel's main aim is to support families through pregnancy and parenting after baby loss. No matter how long ago you experienced your loss, at any stage of pregnancy, during labour or after birth, we will support you. It is important to know that you are never alone. We aim to celebrate the family as a whole and break the taboo associated with baby loss.
Every first Saturday of each month we meet for a chat and a cuppa (with a slice of cake!), 10.00-11.30am at the Golden Ball, 3 Victoria Square, Worksop, Notts, S80 1DX
The groups are relaxed, friendly and welcoming and you are not pressured to sit and talk if you don't want to. However, we do have a wonderful peer support network and provide access to all Joel's services. You can find out about:
- hypnotherapy and 1:1 support
You can also:
- borrow beautiful books from our library
- make crafts
- meet families who share the same experiences as you
Sunshine Children (baby born before loss) and Rainbow Children (baby born after loss) are welcome to come along too, as they can play, craft and meet other children who have lost a precious sibling.
Visit our website for information and support: http://www.joeltcp.org/
Joel can provide a rainbow information pack which signposts support, ideas for keepsakes and stories of hope.
If you could help us by donating, please TEXT joel14, plus your chosen amount of £1, £2, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.
Find us on Twitter: @TCPJoel Facebook: Joel TCP Rainbow Baby Support Network Flickr: Joel the complete package
Contact Newcastle Avenue Worksop Notts
Phone: 01909 570434
COVID 19 update - 13th July, waiting for guidance but hoping to restart groups in September.
Wednesday Group - Meets in the Church itself 3 times a month. Wednesday's 2 - 3:30pm. Coffee and chat
Luncheon Club - First Friday of the month 12 noon Contact Pat McKillock 01909 732958
Bereavement Support Group - part of the Wednesday group.
Toddler Group - Thursday's 9am - 10:30 am - play, crafts, songs, snacks. Contact Rachael Baxter, 07963 812009
Bereavement Support Group at The Aurora, Worksop
Memorial Avenue Worksop Nottinghamshire
Help and support is available for relatives and friends following bereavement at an informal drop in session. Experienced Nurses will give support, information and signpost to other services.
Contact Memorial Avenue Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 470985
Whilst the Aurora Wellbeing Centres are currently closed, our Wellbeing Practitioners are continuing to offer telephone support for people affected by cancer or long term health conditions.
If you are based in Bassetlaw please call us on 01909 470985 or Doncaster call 01302 796853. Available Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)
The bereavment group is very informal and supports relatives and friends following a bereavement. We normally meet every Friday at the Aurora Wellbeing Centre, memorial Avenue, Worksop, 9.30am - 12.30pm
For further information please contact The Aurora Wellbeing Centre 01909 470985
Phone: 07757 252405
Mandy Edwards is a qualified Psychodynamic and CBT counsellor, alongside being a BACP registered member. Covers Worksop S80 and Mansfield NG19.
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- Psychodynamic therapy
Further information on services offered on Counselling Directory and Future Minds
Phone: 07507 329 952
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What does post-lockdown mean?
The government has officially eased lockdown rules, meaning as things stand right now, you’re allowed to meet up with more friends and family from different households, visit pubs and restaurants and even have your hair cut!
You still have to follow some social distancing restrictions and rules are slightly different depending on where in the UK you live.
For a full summary, see this BBC article.
Is the easing of lockdown a good thing?
For some people, the end of lockdown might feel like a huge relief. You can go out again! You can see your mates and you can do all the things you’ve been missing so much over the past few months.
But this isn’t the way everyone feels, and many of us might not feel at all ready to go back to “normality.”
- Though you may want to see your friends, the thought of putting yourself or others at risk of getting ill can be scary.
- You might be dealing with loss.
- You might be struggling with your mental or physical health.
- You might not want things to change.
How do I cope with all this change and uncertainty?
Uncertainty can be uncomfortable. When the future is hard to predict it can make you feel like things are out of your control, which can be scary.
Anxiety and fear are reasonable and natural responses to big changes.
If you feel this way there’s nothing wrong with you and there’s no need to feel embarrassed.
- Try talking to someone you trust about the way you’re feeling.
- Sticking to a routine can help to give you a sense of control, even if it’s something small like reading before bed or going for a walk at the same time every day.
- Try writing a list of all the things you can control.
- Get creative! Try singing, dancing, playing music or painting to express how you’re feeling.
What if I don’t feel comfortable going out yet?
Know that you don’t need to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
- Take things at your own pace.
- Communicate with your friends and family about how the changes are making you feel.
- If it makes you feel safer, stick to meeting people in the park in smaller groups.
- If you want to wear a mask when you see people then that’s fine too.
What if I’m shielding?
For those who are shielding (often people with long-term health conditions), the easing of restrictions won’t apply in the same way.
If you or someone in your family is shielding then it can be really stressful to see life returning to normal. It can also give you massive FOMO!
If you’re shielding or you’re worried about someone who is, know that you’re not alone.
Make sure you’re chatting to friends and family as much as you can. You can also chat things through with one of our team.
It might help to switch off from social media sometimes to avoid drawing comparisons.
Things are going back to normal, but I’m dealing with loss
Some people will have lost loved ones during the pandemic. It can be difficult to see normality returning when you’re dealing with grief and loss.
You may not have been able to see a loved one before they passed away. Restrictions may have meant that you couldn’t go to their funeral. This can make things feel twice as hard.
Grieving is one of the hardest things we go through, and everyone reacts differently. It’s ok if you’re struggling and it’s nothing to feel guilty about. But the fact that restrictions are easing also means that you can now see the people in your life that can support you through this time. Staying in touch with your friends and family can make a huge difference.
You could also sign up for bereavement counselling. You can get free counselling with The Mix here.
But, I liked some bits of lockdown!
Did you actually find lockdown nice and peaceful? Some people enjoyed the chance to slow things down and reconnect with the things they love doing.
You might also feel anxious about returning to school, university or to normal working life. But you’re not the only person who’ll be feeling this way.
- Make a list of all the things you enjoyed about lockdown, so you know which habits you want to keep.
- Talk to your employer or your teachers about what you need to feel comfortable going back to a more normal routine.
- Take things slowly; no one is forcing you to rush back to a faster pace of life.
No matter how you’re feeling about a post-lockdown world, it’s important to remember that we’re all going through this together, and there’s no perfect way of coping.
The key thing is to stay connected to those around you and make sure you feel supported and heard.
Speak to our team for free and confidential support on anything and everything that’s on your mind.
- If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
- Mind offers advice and support to people with mental health problems. Their helpline runs nine to six from Monday to Friday. 0300 123 3393
- Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
- Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, you can text THEMIX to 85258
- AnxietyUK run helplines, email support, live chats and therapy services for people with anxiety disorders. 08444 775 774
- Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
- Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free
If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn call us for FREE on 0808 808 4994. We’ll explore your situation with you and find organisations that may be able to help you further. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
One to one chat allows you to live message our trained helpline supporters about any issue that is troubling you. Our team is trained to help you explore your situation and find organisations which might be able to help you further. We offer a non-judgemental service so you can speak to us about any issue. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
We want to help you find the information you need. The more you are able to tell us about your current situation, the more we will be able to help. You can email the helpline at any time and we aim to respond within 24 hours.
Visit our website: http://www.themix.org.uk/
The Bereavement Advice Centre
Bereavement Advice Centre Simplify Heron House Timothy's Bridge Road Stratford Upon Avon
Contact Bereavement Advice Centre Simplify Heron House Timothy's Bridge Road Stratford Upon Avon
Phone: 0800 634 9494
There are many practical issues to manage when someone dies.
Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death
Call Mon- Fri 9am-5pm on 0800 634 9494
Contact Bliss Fourth Floor Maya House 134-138 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB
Phone: 020 7378 1122
COVID19 update, 6th August 2020 - Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) we understand that you may have questions and concerns if your baby was born premature or sick.
Please visit https://www.bliss.org.uk/parents/support/coronavirus-covid-19-information for further details.
If you have any general queries, questions or complaints please call us on 020 7378 1122
Support available via video call, email, or telephone.
Petals Charity Counselling - Bereavement & Loss
Unit 1, Tunbridge Court, Tunbridge Lane, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9TU
Contact Unit 1, Tunbridge Court, Tunbridge Lane, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9TU
Phone: 0300 688 0068
Covid-19 update: planning for a return to face to face counselling
At Petals we have been running 100% of our specialist counselling service online since lockdown began in March. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – we recently surveyed our current clients and 95% of respondents said they would recommend Petals online video counselling to others who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby.
We are proud to have been able to keep supporting our clients to such a high standard, including many of those who have experienced pregnancy and baby loss during the outbreak.
With that in mind, as well as the recent changes to lockdown restrictions in the UK, we know that many of you will be wondering what this means for Petals’ counselling service over the coming weeks and months.
We hope to resume offering face to face counselling sessions from September within the hospital setting or our other Petals approved settings. We continue to work with our colleagues within maternity services to ensure our return will meet with the current hospital policies and procedures as restriction are lifted. We will ensure that all of our clients and our partners in the healthcare profession are updated, with firmer details as soon as we can.
Contact Unit 3. The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop Notts
Phone: 0115 8443541
COVID19 update, 29th July 2020 - no drop in sessions at the moment but face to face visits have resumed.
For anyone feeling isolated, vulnerable or lonely in their own home. Short term support in the following areas-:
Physical & mental health-Keeping active, support to maintain contacts with family & friends, preventing falls, support to manage long term health conditions
Finances- Supporting to budget, benefits applications, advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney
Social interaction-Support to find local activities, clubs & leisure
Housing Support to maintain tenancy, housing applications, support to move house, Home Safety-Support with aids & adaptions, repairs, gardening
Maintaining independence to improve self confidence.
Drop In Details: Monday: 1 - 4 Sandy Lane, Partnership House ( Worksop ) - 11am - 4pm
Friday 11.00 - 4.00 Goodwin Hall, Retford
The Children's Bereavement Centre - Worksop drop-in
The Crossing Newcastle Street Worksop
Contact The Crossing Newcastle Street Worksop
Phone: 01636 551739/01909 473375
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID
Self Referrals accepted. Now based at The Crossing, Worksop aswell as Newark.
Phone: 01909 502011
Service users will receive interventions if they are modertae to severe mental health problems, including depressive illnesses and disorders of personality
Interventions are offered on a 1-1 and/or group therapy basis
Support available Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00
Bassetlaw Bereavement Care at Bassetlaw Hospital
Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Contact Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Phone: 01909 572779
Support is accessible Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00pm based at Bassetlaw Hospital
COVID19 - currently offering counselling by telephone or email support.
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Visit the website for more information www.thecalmzone.net
Support is available from 5.00pm - Midnight 365 days a year
Call 0800 58 58 58 Nationwide OR 0808 802 58 58 from London
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support. The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel. As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only. Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members. We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small. We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together. For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support.
The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel.
As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only.
Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members.
We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small.
We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together.
For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Phone: 07791 646801
We can help you start living again so you can maybe even try for another baby or change the way you live and work, by freeing you of the thoughts and emotions that are holding you back.
Life After Miscarriage, Your Guide to Healing from Pregnancy Loss takes you through a transformational journey from the pain of loss to a place of acceptance and hope. You will discover how your loss impacts your relationships with your partner, family and friends. You will understand how it’s holding you back in your career, day-to-day life and overall happiness. You’ll recognise and understand your go-to coping strategies and learn how you can begin to support yourself with self-healing strategies so you can move forward and find joy again.
Contact Manor House, Church Hill, Aldershot.
Phone: 01252 332 344
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our office is currently closed for calls, but we're still here for you. Please contact the team you would like to speak to using the emails listed below or send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to a parent of twins or more for support, reassurance or guidance, or simply just to talk to someone, please give Twinline a call on 0800 138 0509. This free, confidential service is offered between 10am and 1pm and again at 7pm until 10pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can email Twinline on Twinline@twinstrust.org
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Maternity Engagement: email@example.com
The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that by making contact with the BSG you will find some comfort.
The group was established in 1982 in response to requests from parents who had lost a twin. Dr Elizabeth Bryan, a founder member of the Twins and Multiples Births Association (TAMBA), recognised the special needs of such families and started it off by producing the first leaflet of its kind on this subject. As more people contacted the group it became clear that families faced with the loss of both twins had yet another set of problems, as did parents who had suffered a cot death.
If you would like a hardcopy of the booklet, or like to have further support from the group, please email the Support Services team.
Tamba now have a separate electronic booklet for parents who have suffered a loss from TTTS, if you would like a copy of this booklet please send us an email.
For all our new followers, here is some information about us.........
Sophia Pregnancy Loss Support aims to support anybody who has experienced the tragic loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, TFMR, stillbirth and neonatal death.
The charity is run by a group of bereaved parents. We aim to raise awareness of pregnancy loss as well as supporting those affected.
We offer a support group that meet on the first Tuesday of every month at coombe house on the George Eliot hospital site in nuneaton. We also offer online support via a closed Facebook group and a dad’s Facebook group.
We know how difficult it can be to experience the death of a baby at any gestation. Currently, those babies delivered after 24 weeks receive a birth and/or death certificate. We are trying to bring a little bit of comfort to those who did not receive anything, and so we have designed a 'Recognition of Life' certificate.
We send these out free of charge to those who have been devastated by the loss of a baby.
Our charity also provides memory boxes to anybody who has experienced the loss of a baby at any gestation. They include our brochure, information about local support groups or charities we believe provide wonderful services at such difficult times, seeds to plant, a candle, a small charm, a poem and a certificate to recognise your baby's existence.
In addition to this we also provide angelversary cards. These can be sent on a date of your choice each year and show we are thinking of you and remember your baby.
Please also visit our facebook page if you need online support: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaPLS/
Support group for people living in the Nuneaton region.
4Louis Baby Bereavement Memory Boxes
Unit 36B Pallion Industrial Estate European Way Sunderland
Contact Unit 36B Pallion Industrial Estate European Way Sunderland
Phone: 0191 514 4473
COVID19 UPDATE - 16th July 2020 - no face to face visits are currently taking place.
When a baby dies bereaved parents can feel very isolated. They don’t usually know anyone else who has had a similar experience. Support from family and friends can sometimes fall away soon after a baby has died.
4Louis offer support to families through the following ways
Memory Boxes - 4Louis Memory Boxes are a place for parents and families to create and keep memories of their baby or child and are gifted free of charge.
Personal Support - We are not qualified Counsellors, but what we do have is compassion, empathy and experience and are available to chat either over the phone, email, or face to face.
Remember My Baby - Remembrance Photography
52 Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire
We are a UK based registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
Remember My Baby - Remembrance Photography
52 Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire
Contact 52 Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire
Phone: 0808 1892345
Coronavirus Statement: Please note that RMB’s remembrance photography service has been suspended until further notice. Therefore, whilst we are unable to visit families for the duration of the restrictions in place during the Coronavirus outbreak, our team of Digital Retouchers are available to edit a small number of digital images from families and healthcare professionals.
‘Remember My Baby’ (RMB) is a UK based registered charity which offers a gift of baby remembrance photography to all UK parents experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
Our goal is to offer a service of baby remembrance photography to all parents suffering the loss of their baby in every hospital and birth centre across the UK.
Remember My Baby is a UK registered charity whose professional volunteer photographers visit families who may be experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
When a family loses a lifetime’s potential for capturing milestones as their child grows, we will capture a precious baby with parents, siblings and extended family for free. Each family will receive a ‘free gift’ of high resolution digital images with a copyright licence to print for their own personal, non commercial use.
We are recruiting professional photographers and NHS Trusts now. If you are a skilled or professional photographer who is interested in applying to volunteer for us, please click here to find out more information about becoming a Remember My Baby volunteer Photographer.
Alternatively, if you are an NHS Trust and you would like to know more about our service and how to introduce the service into your maternity hospital or birth centre please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lexi Dolls are donated to hospitals to comfort grieving children in the loss of a sibling or relatives baby. Lexi assists the grieving parents in explaining the tragedy to a bereaved child, providing a physical presence to hold, cuddle, treasure in memory of the lost baby.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 476118
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BASSETLAW RESIDENTS THROUGH SUPPORTED
ACCESS AND NAVIGATION INTO LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP can access this service.
You can ask at your GP Reception when the Community Advisor will be visiting your local surgery or contact us directly here at BCVS.
The Community Advisor will discuss with the individual how one of the many voluntary or community services may help them improve their health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.
The Community Advisor can help you to:
- Identify groups which may offer additional support to help you understand and manage your medical condition
- Access community social groups by giving you a named contact and specific group information
- Access benefits, debt and welfare advice
- Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity group
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services for the whole family
Your Community Advisor will be able to identify suitable support options and they will afford the time to find contact details of the leaders of groups and services to make the access as smooth as possible.
There are several ways to make contact with the Community Advisor:
You can ring the Community Advisor direct for telephone advice. Available Monday to Friday on 01909 476118 Ext 24.
Contact Counselling Directory Building 3 Riverside Way Camberley Surrey
Phone: 0333 325 2500
When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. Being a team who between us have experienced various mental health issues, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.
Through our own experiences, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives.
Our journey inspired us to share what we have learnt along the way with others. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talking therapy can have. We know how important it is to find the right counsellor for you and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible.
Contact us by phone
Tel: 0333 325 2500
Monday 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
I would describe being a same sex couple experiencing baby loss as being in a small pond, within a small pond. Whilst neither pond is actually that small once you start swimming around in it – you have to search far and wide to find others likes yourself.
Visit the Legacy of Leo website for more information and blogs
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
The Tomorrow Project was set up in response to a cluster of suicides in East Leake in 2012. We are a confidential, community based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service that will help and support you in times of struggle.
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Contact Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Phone: 0115 880 0280
We are a team of individuals who understand despair. Many of us have faced similar difficulties and our service is here to help.
You can get in touch in whatever way feels most comfortable to you.
Open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. Closed on weekends and bank holidays.
If you contact us to tell us that you need our help, we will:
- Get back to you within one working day
- Arrange for you to meet up with a member of our suicide crisis or bereavement team
- See you regularly on a short-term in our crisis pathway, or long term in our bereavement pathway while things are difficult
- Ensure that we support you through your crisis or bereavement
- Help you to overcome practical and emotional issues and look at where else you can get help you need to feel better
- Listen to what you want.
If you are experiencing a suicide crisis or bereavement, our team aims to respond to your needs sensitively and empathically. We will listen, and we will try to understand what you are going through. We want each person who contacts us to feel heard, and with your help, we can work together to address your immediate needs and create a support plan that will keep you safe.
Don't give up just yet. Come and meet one of our team and let's take it from there. Together.
Contact Time To Change 15-19 Broadway LONDON
Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues is always important. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, this is more important than ever.
Lots of us have felt worried about the coronavirus pandemic, and everyone will feel differently about the changes to lockdown restrictions.
If someone’s feeling anxious or worried, you don’t need to be an expert on mental health to support them. Think about using our three top tips:
1) Check in
If someone doesn’t feel ready to meet face-to-face, picking up the phone, having a video call, starting a group chat or messaging someone on social media lets them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.
2) Listen and reflect
Whether you have a mental health problem or not, this will be a challenging time for our mental health and wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don't need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening, and showing you take them seriously, can help someone to manage.
3) Ask questions
Ask how people are managing, and ask again if you're worried they aren't sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up and explore what they're feeling.
If you are in need of mental health advice and information in relation to Covid-19, our partners Mind and Rethink Mental Illness have a number of resources at the bottom of our web page.
The Time to Change team is currently working from home in line with Government advice on Covid-19. This means we are unable to respond to calls, voicemails or post. To get in touch, please email our team.
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know.
But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.
If you're looking for individual advice, information or support for you or someone else, unfortunately Time to Change can't provide that but there are lots of people who can - visit our Mental health help and support services page for a list of numbers to call.
Contact 11 Old Steine Brighton East Sussex
Phone: 01273 675764
Grassroots is an award-winning charity and UK leader in suicide prevention. We believe that suicide can be prevented through open and direct conversations. We call this Real Talk. We provide people with the skills and confidence needed to save lives through our training, innovation, and thought-provoking campaigns. But that’s not all. We make change. We work with ChangeMakers - the people who share our beliefs and want to make a difference.
Please visit the website for more information, resources and support https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/
The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a free service set up in 1983 and funded by the direct mail industry to enable consumers to have their names and home addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry. It is actively supported by the Royal Mail and all directly involved trade associations and fully supported by The Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
UK consumers generate millions of pounds of postal sales per year, the majority welcome the information and special offers they receive by post. However, some people might take a different view.
If you have suffered a bereavement or just want to stop unsolicited mail register with the MPS
Visit the website to register online for the MPS
It’s currently estimated that around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Whilst that figure may seem distressingly high, it actually only takes into account the losses which are reported. Many women, who miscarry early into their pregnancy, will do so at home, alone, and often with limited medical guidance or follow up appointments.
Cradle is run by a team of national early pregnancy loss ambassadors, who have all suffered their own losses, and now work to support others by partnering with their chosen NHS Gynae Wards, EPAUs (Early Pregnancy Assessment Units), A&E, and any other department responsible for the care of parents experiencing early loss.
Cradle is there to help, and regularly run support groups, contribute to NHS training days, as well as working with other charities in the baby loss community.
If anyone has, tragically, suffered from pregnancy loss and is looking for support, please do reach out to Cradle. You can find Cradle’s Facebook peer support group at facebook.com/cradleEPL follow them on Twitter @cradle_EPL and Instagram too instagram.com/cradle_epl
Whilst losing a baby early on can feel overwhelming, confusing and is a traumatic experience, please remember you are not alone, and support is available.
Also on Twitter and Facebook.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
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If your query is specifically for Supported Self Care, please call 0300 303 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Church Street Doncaster
Phone: 01777 816729
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. PLEASE CALL THE ORGANISER BEFORE ATTENDING.
Group meet up month on Thursday's betw4een 12.30pm - 2.00pm. £3 per session and full programme includes a 2 course meal and a drink.
Contact Jane Redden for details of when the next session will be held.
Contact 6 Hardy Street Worksop
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Do you struggle with your mental and emotional wellbeing?
Would you be interested in trying one of our Creative Therapy courses?
Our 6 week Creative Glass programme is run in partnership with Dukeries Community Workshop. You will be guided through glass cutting, fusing, design and technique. The project runs on the grounds of ‘The Dukeries Academy’, New Ollerton on a Thursday from 1pm till 3pm.
Our ten week Creative Ceramics programme will allow you to try slab building, coiling, paint a pot and even a go on the potters wheel. Mondays or Wednesdays throughout the year 11am-1pm. On the Welbeck Estate.
Our 5 week Creative Wood Workshop is run in partnership with Dukeries Community Workshop. You will be guided through wood carving, general woodwork and pyrography.
The project runs on the grounds of ‘The Dukeries Academy’, New Ollerton on a Thursday from 1pm till 3pm.
Mind office Hours 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
Complete the online form.
Phone: 0800 090 2309
End of life care during coronavirus
If your family member or friend is approaching the end of their life, you might have lots of questions about how you can support them. You may worry about things like how to keep them safe during the coronavirus situation, what services are available and what to do when your loved one dies.
SUPPORT LINE - 0800 090 2309 - for emotional support and practical and clinical information about terminal illness. Our trained team, including nurses can answer any questions about end of life.
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
If you want to talk to someone following a bereavement we have a range of services to help you.
General queries - 0800 716 146 - for queries about donating, fundraising, administration, correspondence or anything else or email email@example.com
We’re here for you with the support you need, when you need it
Call the Marie Curie Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, whatever your situation.
You don't need to have used Marie Curie services or be directly involved in a loved-one's care to call the support line. We're here to help family and friends, and you can find support on a wide range of issues.
No one is turned away, so please do not hesitate calling if you need any kind of support.
Phone: 0300 555 0730 9am-11pm
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline offers access to support for people who need emotional support or information about their mental health.
The service works alongside the Nottinghamshire Crisis Line, providing personalised advice, emotional support and information on coping mechanisms.
Our service also provides access to our online self-help content through Find Out More and Bite-size options (see below).
Phone: 0808 196 3779
The crisis line number is 0808 196 3779 and is available to anyone in mental health crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Available 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.
I'm already a patient, how do I get help in a crisis?
If you, or the person you are concerned about are already being seen by our services, regardless of age, or you feel you need emergency treatment: During office hours call the local number for your area:
Bassetlaw: 0300 123 1804 (7.30am – 9pm) or 0115 956 0860 (9pm – 7.30am)
Outside office hours, you should call your local Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) Team. The CRHT teams are available 24/7 and will be able to offer you immediate telephone support and reassurance to ensure that you feel safe and to help you manage your distress.
For children and young people
Call the CAMHS Crisis number: 0115 844 0560
Phone: 0800 111 4451
There is a 24/7 triage service that will ensure the grieving person will be connected to emotional support. The Grief Line will continue to stay in contact with that person until support has been received and will follow up post-support to assess further need. Phone line open 8.00 am until 8.00 pm every day. An answerphone is available out of hours.
Online Bereavement Support - Sue Ryder
Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you - whether that's information and resources, qualified counsellors or a community of others with similar experiences.
Online Bereavement Support - Sue Ryder
Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Contact Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Phone: 0808 164 4572
These services are free and easy to access on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Access counselling via video chat, join our online community to exchange messages and share feelings and support each other and find information and resources with practical issues and coping.
Phone: 01623 625 767
During this difficult period, CISWO is continuing to provide our personal welfare service and are accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies. The majority of our services can be delivered remotely and we are working hard to provide support by telephone, email, and post.
Our free and confidential service includes;
Assistance with welfare benefit applications and industry related compensation schemes.
Advice on mining related issues including illness and disability.
Help to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs.
Support to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Advocacy to enable you to express your views and concerns, and defend and promote your rights, including access to information and services.
Emotional support including loss and bereavement, illness and caring responsibilities.
Financial assistance at times of exceptional hardship through CISWO grants or assistance through other agencies and charities. Access to holidays and convalescence.
Access to CISWO educational grants for former mineworkers and their dependents. Our support is available to former mineworkers, partners, widows and any dependent children or adult dependents with a disability. We have also extended our services to those in our client group most in need, particularly those who are self-isolating and have limited local support and can provide access to essential shopping and prescription collection in some areas.
Please contact your local office if you think we can help:
NorthEngland@ciswo.org.uk South England Welfare Offices, Berry Hill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4JR. 01623 625 767
Coronavirus and mental wellbeing
The impact and experience of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been different for everyone, as has how we have reacted, but there's no doubt it's been a really difficult time for us all.
That's why it's so important to do what we can to look after our mental health and wellbeing – now more than ever – and to reach out if you need support.
Job and money worries
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Worried about coronavirus?
Read our 10 top tips to help you manage anxiety about COVID-19.
Working from home tips
Get ideas and advice to help you manage and look after your mental health if you're working from home.
Coping with loneliness
Read our 7 simple tips to help you cope with feeling lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.
How to sleep better
See some easy things you can try to make a change if the coronavirus outbreak has left you struggling to sleep.
Staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home. Find out how to stay on top of your mental wellbeing.
Help for parents and guardians
Advice on looking after the mental health of those you care for.
Back to school
Get ideas and advice on how to make being back in education as straightforward as possible.
For mental health support
The Every Mind Matters platform provides advice on common mental health concerns, how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and where to get further support.
If you are concerned about your mental health, visiting your GP is a good place to start, or you can call 111 for further advice.
In most areas, you can also refer yourself for free, non-urgent, NHS psychological therapy services, called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services.
If you need further support
For non-urgent personal medical advice, please visit the NHS website or discuss with your GP.
If you have an urgent, non-emergency medical concern, please call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
In a life-threatening emergency, call 999.
Grief affects us in different ways. Find sources of support and advice that can help if you are dealing with bereavement.