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Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

If you’ve been bereaved and need support or advice, call the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service on 0161 983 0902 or visit www.greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk
Support is available to all those in Greater Manchester, bereaved or affected by a death. 
No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief and advice can be offered for any practical issues that losing a loved one may bring.
Tel: 0161 983 0902
 
Monday 9am-5pm,
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am- 5pm
 
(Except bank holidays).
www.Greater-Manchester-Bereavement-Service.org.uk  

Suitable for

Individuals bereaved and need support or advice.

DURING COVID 19

Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
 

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

Mind is a mental health wellbeing centre offering counselling, courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins e.g. welfare rights and housing support, veggie cafe and internet access.
Partnership working together to achieve the best mental health for the community, ensuring people are sufficiently supported with their mental health and well being
Services offered:
Counselling- for loss and bereavement
Together
Youth in Mind
The Hive – drop-in for children, young people and their families
Website: https://www.togmind.org/content/home
Phone:  0161 330 9223
Email: office@togmind.org

Suitable for

Individuals aged 16+ common mental health problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety, loss& bereavement etc.

DURING COVID 19

Counselling delivered over the telephone
 

Minds Matter

Minds Matter supports people with mild to moderate common mental health problems. Including loss and bereavement.
Mental Wellbeing Practitioners, Peer Support Workers and Counsellors who can help you to manage and overcome your difficulties via; counselling, one-to-one support, groups, drop-in support and coaching
The services operates from Monday- Friday 9-4.30pm
It is open to anyone aged 16+ years
Self-referral/ professional referral accepted
Evening & weekend appointments will be made available where needed.
The service also have regular weekly drop ins, information can be found on the neighbourhood drop in leaflet below.
Minds Matter: 0161 343 5748
https://www.thebiglifegroup.com/service/mindsmatter/   

Suitable for

Individuals aged 16+ common mental health problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety, loss& bereavement etc.
DURING COVID 19
 
Minds Matter staff are set up to facilitate 1:1 appointments and therapy sessions remotely by telephone. Community drop ins are no longer taking place in the community venues however any person who would have accessed these can ring the main Minds Matter number and a Peer Support Worker can ring them back to facilitate a meaningful contact , signpost or facilitate a referral  as they would at a drop in.
 

Healthy Minds Pennine Care FT

Healthy Minds is a talking therapies service. Providing support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks. Healthy Minds also offer a service for complicated bereavements and adjustments to life events (6-12 months post incident).
The service offers an online therapy programme called SilverCloud which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can start the therapy straight away and it can be done at a time and place that suits you. You'll also have access to the system for a year after you’ve been discharged from the service.
The service is open to anyone aged 16 years+ self-referral/ professional referral.
The service is available from Monday- Friday 9-5pm
Phone: 0161 716 4242
Website: https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/healthyminds/
Click here to refer to SilverCloud.
Suitable for
Individuals aged 16+  the service support those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.
DURING COVID 19
 
The service is providing remote telephone therapies where clinically indicated.  All groups have been suspended
Online digital therapy offer being promoted via SilverCloud
 

Infinity Initiatives

Infinity Initiatives offer free support and advocacy to people across Greater Manchester.
We provide 1:1 appointments with highly skilled key workers or invite you to attend a drop in session.
We also run a programme called SAILS - Supporting all in loss and separation. Under the umbrella of loss, the following areas would be covered: Bereavement (including pets) divorce, relationship breakdown and separation including children taken into care and family members working away or imprisoned and individuals who have been, or had a family member diagnosed with dementia or terminal conditions.  When you come in to see us, we will undertake an initial assessment and then may be allocated a key worker who will be available for dedicated 1:1 support.
 
Within our centre we have a pay what you can café so you are able to use the café as a customer and speak with staff when you feel ready.
We have a large in-house counselling service. This is a free service and all counsellors have the discretion to counsel clients as long as they deem necessary.
Tel:  0161 339 6137
Email: info@infinitycic.uk
Website: under construction at the moment
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/infinity.initiativesCIC

Suitable for:

Any individual wishing to access support for loss, separation or bereavement
DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
 

Suicide Bereavement Information Service

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide our team can help you to:
• Identify resources and support in your local area
• Clarify the things you may need to do and who to contact
• Access ongoing support services and groups
• Find out about resources available nationally
If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide you can call us:
This Service has been commissioned by The Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
Tel: 0161 983 0700
Email: SB.IS@nhs.net
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (Excluding bank holidays) Email: SB.IS@nhs.net
Website: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk 

Suitable for:

Individuals bereaved or affected by suicide.

DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
 

Age Uk

Offer a dedicated mental health and wellbeing counselling support service for older people, who may feel lonely, isolated or have experienced a bereavement or loss,  together with an information and advice service for older people struggling with the practicalities of a bereavement such as funeral costs.
Tel:  0161 308 5000
Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/tameside/
To access the Get Up and Go service, email GetUpAndGoService@ageuktameside.com with your name and contact details for Information and Advice, email info&advice@ageuktameside.com  

Suitable for:

Adults over 50 who need mental health and wellbeing support with difficult life events
DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
 

Finding Rainbows

Finding Rainbows is a registered charity within Tameside who support families who have sadly suffered the bereavement of a baby or child including early pregnancy loss.
Tel: 0161 312 8924 / 07340 799387
E-mail: finding.rainbows@outlook.com
Website: https://www.findingrainbows.co.uk/
Opening times: 
Mondays -
9.30am-4.30pm
Wednesdays
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fridays
9.30pm - 4.30pm
Suitable For
Support families who have sadly suffered the bereavement of a baby or child including early pregnancy loss.
DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
 

Willow Wood Hospice

Willow Wood Hospice offers a wide range of support to patients and their families, from emotional support to practical help.
Bereavement Support Group - This peer support group is open to anyone whose loved one was cared for or supported by Willow Wood Hospice and runs on the first Wednesday of every month between 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Willow Wood.
Tel: 0161 330 1100
Fax: 0161 330 1144
E-mail: admin@willowwood.info
Website: https://www.willowwood.info/patients-and-families/family-support/bereavement-support
 
To find out more about our bereavement support service call the Family Support team on 0161 330 11
Suitable for
Hospice patients or carers / family member of hospice patients
DURING COVID 19 
Our usual Day Services, including drop-in sessions, outpatient appointments and clinics are suspended until further notice. This also includes therapy services, bereavement support and counselling. However, the team will be in touch with all current service users to discuss individual situations and alternative support or advice during this time
 

Blythe House Hospice Glossop

Counselling and bereavement service- Counselling for adult hospital patients and carers, can offer counselling for coping with loss or bereavement.
Tel: 01298 815388
Fax: 01298 814744
E-mail: info@blythehouse.co.uk
Website: https://blythehousehospice.org.uk/
Bereavement Support Group information01/04/2020 https://blythehousehospice.org.uk/bereavement-support-group-in-partnership-with-high-peak-cvs/
Suitable for
Hospice patients or carers / family member of hospice patients
DURING COVID 19
https://blythehousehospice.org.uk/keeping-you-safe-information-on-coronavirus/
Counsellors are providing telephone support.
 

Reuben's Retreat

Reuben’s Retreat is a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings.
We provide a range of services for siblings and parents that have lost a child, including counselling, support groups, well-being, bereavement books, activities, short breaks & day trips and a place to feel understood and supported.  The effects of bereavement can last a life-time and as such we do not place limits on the length of time that has passed since a child has died.
Tel:  01457 680023   
email: enquiries@reubensretreat.org
Website: https://www.reubensretreat.org/
https://www.reubensretreat.org/support-for-families/what-we-offer/bereavement-support/
Suitable for
Families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings.
DURING COVID 19
Contact Reuben’s Retreat for information about service changes during COVID 19
 

Christie Hospital Telephone Helpline

A helpline for patients and relatives is now operational. It is manned by senior nursing staff from 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week including bank holidays, specifically to offer psychological support for patients whose treatment has been paused, or stopped and for relatives/loved ones of inpatients who are in the Last Days of Life and unable to have visitors due to infection risks. Patients and relatives who would like to access the service should call 0161 956 1900.
Tel: 0161 956 1900
Website: https://www.christie.nhs.uk/ 
Suitable for
Christie  patients and relatives
DURING COVID 19
Operating
 

Tameside and Glossop Bereavement Matters Facebook Group

This is a safe place for those who have lost someone during isolation to support one another. The world feels very unusual at the moment and we understand that you may have lots of emotions, concerns and questions about losing you loved one so please feel free to post in here or comment on other posts.
A small network of professionals representing NHS CCG, Tameside Council, Infinity Initiatives, The Anthony Seddon Fund & Mind will regularly review page content and provide you with any additional support you may need.
Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/520474308636740/
Suitable for
Individuals suffering the effects of bereavement during isolation.  
DURING COVID 19
Online peer Facebook group
 

Glossop Peer Support Group

The group is for people who are suffering the effects of bereavement. Please contact for meeting dates & location.
Bereavement & Loss – Glossop Support Group
Please contact for meeting dates & location.
Tel: 01663 736426 - Liz Fletcher - High Peak CVS
Tel: 0161 922 4089 - Helen Sharples - Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT
Suitable for
Individuals suffering the effects of bereavement in Glossop.
DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support
 

NHS Bereavement Helpline

If you’ve been bereaved and need support or advice, call  NHS bereavement helpline
Support is available those bereaved or affected by a death. 
No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief and advice can be offered for any practical issues that losing a loved one may bring.
Available 8am-8pm daily
0800 2600 400
Suitable for
Individuals bereaved and need support or advice.
DURING COVID 19
Offering telephone support during Covid 19.
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