Today Cruse published extensive new guidance to support bereaved people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance covers many of the tragic scenarios people are already finding themselves in, as a result of this pandemic, such as:
- Not being able to say goodbye due to isolation
- Not being able to hold or attend a funeral
- Dealing with bereavement while in isolation
The UK is currently facing loss of life on an unprecedented scale. It is going to be a difficult time, but particularly for those already struggling with feelings of grief, or those facing a bereavement they may not have been expecting.
This new resource aims to raise awareness of this, provide people with advice on how they may be feeling, whilst also offering tips for helping yourself and others.
Cruse Bereavement Care Clinical Director Andy Langford said:
“Grieving is a normal part of life, and even during periods of global stability can be massively distressing. However, we cannot underestimate the magnitude of grief that people across the country are currently facing, including those facing a death as a result of the coronavirus.
"With this new resource, we hope to provide people who may be struggling in these hugely uncertain times with robust advice and support. At times like this, and in the face of increased isolation, people across the country also have an opportunity to reach out to those who may be struggling, to make sure they don't feel alone."
“Cruse, and our network of 5000 volunteers, are experts in providing bereavement support. This is the first of many measures we are taking to ensure we are there to support every single person dealing with bereavement at this time.”
Cruse Bereavement Care has been providing life-changing support to people across the UK for over 60 years. Our free services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers up and down the UK.
The guidance can be found here: www.cruse.org.uk/coronavirus
For further information please contact Ella Stanbrook by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07904 662 001.