If you are having problems coping, either emotionally or practically with the loss of a spouse, family member or friend, through death or separation, there are many organisations that can help you. Age Concern’s booklet ‘Bereavement and Grief’ provides guidance and help for coping yourself or supporting others who have recently been bereaved, as well as information on Wills and Probate.
A national charity providing counselling, information and support for those suffering from bereavement. Volunteer counsellors are carefully selected, trained and supervised. There is an all Wales helpline and a specialist service for children in Wales.
Cruse National Helpline
Tel: 0808 808 1677
Tel: 02920 886913
Cruse Cymru Office
Caerphilly CF83 2WP
Tel: 0800 288 4700
10:00am - 12:00 noon Monday - Friday.
Answerphone at all other times.
If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up - your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.
Bereavement counselling may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes - good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement counselling tries to help clients find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and eventually find acceptance.
Tel: 0844 803 0252