Solihull residents who are suffering with their mental health and wellbeing because of a close personal bereavement, can access specialist support.
This service is being delivered through a collaborative initiative between Cruse Bereavement Care Birmingham, Solihull Bereavement Service and Marie Curie Hospice Solihull. It has been established to provide “somewhere to turn when someone dies” for local bereaved residents.
People contacting the service, will be able to talk to trained counsellors who will offer support, guidance, access to a wide range of online resources and, when required, direct people to specialist services in the borough.
Dr Angela Brady, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are experiencing the passing of friends and loved ones, often under very difficult circumstances.
“Being in ‘lockdown’ is tough, but for those encountering bereavement at this time, it can mean that traditional support networks are not there, making grieving even harder.
“It is important to remember that our mental and emotional wellbeing during the pandemic is just as important as our physical wellbeing. Being able to talk to someone at a time of need can help alleviate some of the stress and grief that comes with losing a relative or friend.”
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- Saturday and Sunday: 12-5pm