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Bereavement Support

Despite this unprecedented time, we know that it’s important to say goodbye to loved ones. That’s why we’re working with professionals in the funeral sector, faith leaders and others to ensure that, wherever possible, family wishes will be respected and acknowledged.

There are a number of free and confidential self-referral services in Camden. They can support you with bereavement during this period of uncertainty. They can be found here: https://www.camden.gov.uk/bereavement-support

Helpline Support

  • Samaritans offer round the clock support for anyone who is experiencing stress, despair or is in crisis. You can call them free on 116123 or if that is not possible call 0330 094 5717. You may be charged for this 0330 number, depending on your phone package. 
  • Cruse Bereavement Care host a number of wellbeing support resources specific to coronavirus on their website, cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief. You can also call them on 0808 808 1677, Monday to Friday.
  • The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. They are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can call them on 0800 470 80 90

 

Other bereavement support available in Camden

 

Young JW3 Death Café

with Willesden Jewish Cemetery

75 minutes

Tue 19 January 2021 l 8:00pm  l Free

Yes, you heard right. Young JW3 and Willesden Jewish Cemetery will be hosting a virtual Death Cafe where we will come together to discuss all things death.

Swiss sociologist and anthropologist Vernard Crettaz organised the first café mortel (everything sounds better in French, doesn’t it?) in 2004 to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives. The past year has been really tough and our thoughts about mortality have increased and we think it’s vital to get together and talk about what we think about when we think about death.

This is a non-judgemental space led by a facilitator for adults who want to talk openly about death. We will be joined by Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service who will share a little about what they do at the end of the cafe. All welcome, booking essential.