Grief is difficult under ‘normal’ circumstances, but the current context brings added challenges at the time of death, limitations to our rites of mourning and when social distancing restricts our capacity to be with family and friends.
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Bereavement Helpline launched on Monday, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a team of professionals with knowledge, skills and insight into grief and loss responding to calls, the helpline aims to come alongside bereaved people, to hold their grief and offer emotional support through compassion and empathy, in the hope that, in some small way, it will prove beneficial for some people at this time.
This service is available from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Call 028 375 67990.
Stay safe and stay connected!
Southern Area Locality Planning Team
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