Coronavirus: useful links | Cruse Bereavement Care

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The links on this page are to other charities and organisations which can provide advice and support during the coronavirus pandemic. 


General guidance

Information for the Bereaved - Government information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions after a Covid-19 death. Explains the next steps, answers questions, and lists extra help and support that is available


Isolation and mental health

Public Health England COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Mind: mental health and isolation

Samaritans - mental health during coronavirus outbreak

Learn my way - free courses to help people get online, including how to use social media and socialise online

NHS Volunteer Responders - self referral for those self-isolating



COVID-19: guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

National Association of Funeral Directors: Covid-19 advice 

Down to Earth: Practical advice for those struggling with funeral costs: Covid-19 advice

Nelson's Journey - Guidance for families around funerals

Planning an alternative funeral during Covid-19

Video for Distant Memorials is a collective of freelancers who will offer free memorial videos for as long as social distancing measures disrupt standard funerals


Traumatic bereavement

Sudden death: advice for bereaved people


Easy read guidance, dementia and learning disabilities

Coronavirus: Looking after your feelings and your body (Easy read, Public Health England)

Mencap Covid-19 guidance

National Autistic Society Covid-19 guidance

Dementia UK Coronavirus: information for families looking after someone with dementia


Children and young people

Childhood Bereavement Network - Covid-19 resources and links

Winston's Wish - Coronavirus information

Child Bereavement UK - Video on supporting bereaved children during the virus

Nelson's Journey - Guidance for families around funerals

UK Youth - Covid-19 information for young people and for youth workers

Anna Freud Centre - Covid-19 and mental health support for young people, carers and schools

Young Minds - Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic


Read Cruse advice about coronavirus, grief and bereavement