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Coronavirus – Emotional Support

Information to support you during the Coronavirus pandemic

Grieving and isolation

Talking with friends and family can be one of the most helpful ways to cope after someone close to us dies, but being bereaved and self-isolating may make feelings of loneliness and grief more intense.

For more guidance about Coronavirus and grief and isolation, visit Cruse Bereavement Care

Coping with talk about death and dying

In a pandemic situation, there is inevitably lots of discussion of death and dying, and this can bring up difficult feelings for those with anxiety and mental health issues. It can also bring up difficult feelings and memories of past bereavements.

For more information about Coronavirus and coping with talk about death and dying, visit Cruse Bereavement Care

Children and young people

There is much that each one of us can do to support the wellbeing of those in our lives, including children and young people who may already be vulnerable or suffering from mental health difficulties. For more information visit Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Talk honestly with your children about both facts and emotions. Ask what they know – they may be getting information which is incorrect or distorted from friends or social media. With a younger child you may need to give information in small chunks. For more guidance about Coronavirus and talking to children and young people, visit Cruse Bereavement Care

Parents have been asking how to reassure bereaved children and young people who are worried about the effect of this virus on their family. For more information on talking to children and young people about Coronavirus, visit Winston’s Wish