Life threatening illness, loss and bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. Cruse has a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work. Click here to go to Cruse’s website.
Established in 1992 by psychotherapist Jill Brown, The Harbour provides free, professional counselling and psychotherapy to people facing emotional and psychological crisis as a result of life-threatening illness. Clients include those suffering from life-threatening illness, loved ones, carers and those who have been bereaved due to illness.
The Harbour supports around 300 people each year, offering 1:1 counselling, couples counselling, or group therapy depending on the needs of each client. This support can be a lifeline that for people who feel isolated, worried, in fear and/or at a loss in their relationships. It can help them to find the strength to manage their lives. Click here to go to The Harbour’s website.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
They are a self-help organisation and aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.
They offer a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved and currently help around 7000 people each year and continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand. Click here to go to the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide website.
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.
The Pregnancy Crisis Support - Mendip
The Pregnancy Crisis Support team offer a confidential place to come to talk through your worries.
They have been open since 1999 and so have many years of experience of giving supportive help for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing specialist post-abortion or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues. Click here to go to the Pregnancy Crisis Support group’s website.