Bereavement Support Services in Sussex

Bereavement Support Services in Sussex

The death of a loved one is always a deeply upsetting experience and whether the loss is expected or sudden makes no difference to the impact it has on your family. Everyone has their own way of coping with bereavement and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is a natural part of life and not something to simply ‘get over’.

Bereavement Support Services in Sussex

Many people require bereavement support after the death of a loved one for a variety of reasons. Bereavement can cause feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, frustration and anxiety, so it’s completely normal for you to want help with processing these feelings. There are a variety of organisations in Sussex who can help you at this difficult time.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement is the leading charity of its kind in the UK. They work with people of all ages who have lost somebody close to them, offering confidential advice, support and practical information to bereaved people in person, over the phone and online.

There is a Cruse location in Brighton that provides bereavement support across East and West Sussex, with drop-in groups, individual support sessions and even specialist Bereavement Awareness Training for businesses.

For complete details on the services that Cruse Bereavement Support can offer to you and your family, you can get in touch with the local Sussex branch using the contact details provided below.

NHS Bereavement Offices

Many NHS hospitals in Sussex have a bereavement office to support the families of patients who pass away in their care.

They can offer emotional advice and support, as well as practical guidance on legal requirements and funeral arrangements. You can find the contact number for the bereavement office in all of Sussex’s major hospitals below.

Sussex Bereavement Support
  • Princess Royal Hospital: 01444 441881
  • Royal Sussex County Hospital: 01273 696955
  • St. Richard's Hospital: 01243 831668
  • Worthing Hospital: 01903 285261
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You can also use the NHS Choices website to search for other NHS endorsed bereavement services in your local area using your postcode here.

St. Michael's Hospice

St. Michael’s Hospice provide Bereavement Services that offer you and your family the opportunity to talk about the loss of a loved one in confidence. You don’t need to have had any prior contact with the hospice in order to access their support and can get in contact with them weeks or months after somebody has passed away.

The Hospice offer the choice of attending individual or therapeutic group bereavement sessions, as well as monthly social groups that can give you the opportunity to speak with others who have been bereaved. Additionally, they offer a telephone ‘Call Back‘ service.

For full information on St. Michael’s Hospice’s bereavement services, you can visit their website or get in touch using the details provided below.

Counselling Options

Speaking to a counsellor can be a great help to those who are having a hard time coping with the loss of a loved one. It is advisable to first contact your GP as they can help you out with mental health issues that can arise and offer solutions, such as local NHS-based therapy.

Bereavement Support Services in Sussex - Counselling

You can also look into the option of private counselling to help you find experienced professionals in Sussex. The best way to look for a counsellor best suited to you is to look through BACP’s therapist directory, as this offers you the reassurance that they are qualified and meet the highest standards of practice.

You can follow the link to the BACP website below to begin looking.

Other Bereavement Organisations

There are a great range of other bereavement support organisations across the UK that can provide help and advice for you and your family over the phone or online. You can take a look through the links below to find out more information on these organisations and the services that they can provide.