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Bereavement

 Hospice UK

Confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK.

A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work.

Free to access from 8:00am - 8:00pm, seven days a week, call 0300 303 4434.

For more details click here

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Support Line

This support line is here for when you've had a tough day, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or maybe you have a lot on your mind and need to talk it through. Trained advisers can help with signposting and confidential listening.

Confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans

Free to access from 7:00am - 11:00pm, seven days a week, call 0800 069 6222. Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.

For more details click here

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Bereavement Support During Covid

 NHS England and NHS Improvement have put together a suite of resources that aim to help you access support during what will be a difficult time for our staff, given the restrictions and changes to normal grieving patterns and processes for staff who come from diverse backgrounds. 

This guide includes resources to support you personally during a bereavement and resources that will help you as a line manager feel better equipped to support your staff, noting the cultural diversity of our workforce.

For more details click here 

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital