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Support with Bereavement, Loss and Grief

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society has shared some tips on how to cope with the death of a loved one with dementia, as well as useful information for readjusting after bereavement and dealing with grief.

You can contact their dementia support line on 0333 150 3456  or visit their online community to talk to someone who can give you support and understand what you are going through.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK has provided some guidance and advice on the grieving process after someone with dementia has passed away. 

If you find that you are struggling with your grief and you would like to talk to someone, you can contact an Admiral Nurse on the Dementia UK's helpline here.

Turning Point 

One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services have been developed to provide free talking therapies for anyone who is experiencing elements of the following:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

The Prince of Wales Hospice

The Prince of Wales Hospice provides a service for bereaved adults who live in the Wakefield District. It is a community service to support people so they can help find ways of coping and living with grief following the death of a loved one.

Wakefield Hospice

Wakefield Hospice gives free bereavement support to family and friends of patients who have passed away while under their care. They are also running a Bereavement Group fortnightly for individuals who have been bereaved for less than 12 months. You can find out more information here.

Last updated: 1/9/2023