National Bereavement Partnership Helpline (Covid 19 hub)……….

Telephone0800 448 0800 

 We are in unprecedented times as a result of COVID-19. It is a worrying and anxious time for many people. This is particularly the case for those whose loved ones have died, or are ill or dying in hospital or other care settings, and for key workers and NHS staff who continue to work and provide essential services.

The National Bereavement Partnership have launched a helpline for all individuals who need to speak to someone in these very uncertain and emotional times.

Call the free helpline: 0800 448 0800

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care comments on National Bereavement Partnership

Extraordinary times call for an extraordinary response. The work of the National Bereavement Partnership COVID- 19 helpline is just this: an extraordinary response. Having been touched by this disease myself, I am pleased to speak in support of its valuable work. It exists to provide information, advice and support to those affected by the crisis and alleviating the mental impact and distress caused directly or indirectly by the disease.

A team of volunteers with the appropriate qualifications and skill sets, are available between 7am and 10pm each day to listen to those in need, support callers in dealing with their bereavement or offer guidance in dealing with issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is open to all that need it be they members of the public, NHS workers or care staff who are struggling to cope at this difficult time working. I wish them well in their endeavour and I know that the work they do will provide a listening ear, helping people in their journey from grief often endured alone, to whatever shape of society we are when we emerge from this difficult time – together”   

 The Wellbeing Counselling service at The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, will re-open for bereavement support when the ‘Lockdown’ has ended.                                                        


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