On hand for anyone experiencing grief

September 01 2021

WHEN someone close to you dies it is, and has always been, terribly difficult.

And sadly, we know that the coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for many.

We have a dedicated team of Marie Curie Companions in Somerset who are on hand to offer comfort, a friendly voice and a listening ear for anyone experiencing grief, whatever stage they may be at.

Whether you want to share fond memories or discuss a particularly tough day, our team offer a safe space to talk. We understand the wide variety of emotions and feelings that grief can evoke and will listen without question or judgement. We would like people to know, including professionals and young people, that we are here for you if you have experienced a loss during these very difficult times.

If you or someone you know is affected by grief or bereavement, please don’t be afraid to reach out for help, so often talking to someone can make a huge difference. You can call the Somerset Bereavement Support Service provided by Marie Curie and Mind in Somerset on 0800 3047 412 (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm) for free and confidential support.

Charlotte Holland
Marie Curie Clinical Nurse Manager Somerset