Find local bereavement support

Our Dorset logo.pngExperiencing bereavement is difficult at any time but it may be particularly traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a wealth of support available to you, and we have put together details of support services ranging from emotional support and peer support to practical advice and guidance.

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Advice and guidance

Bereavement support

Adults

Children and families

Other resources and support

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Mental health crisis

If you're in distress or feel you can't cope, contact Connection, Dorset's 24/7 helpline on 0300 123 5440 or call Samaritans 116 123

Bereavement by suicide

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If you're not sure what you might find helpful, Dorset Open Door can help. As a partnership of healthcare organisations and charities, they'll explore your options with you and link you with the right service.

You can call 01305 361 361 or email dhc.dorsetopendoor@nhs.net Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

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Dorset Open Door