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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

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Bereavement Support

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Help is at Hand A booklet specifically written for those bereaved by suicide by those who have also been affected by suicide.  The booklet gives practical information as well as details of further support.


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Lifecraft Suicide Bereavement Support Service - (Self-Refer) - The service aims to ensure information and access to support is available to those bereaved by suicide. The service is available to family and friends in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.


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Child Bereavement UK - Supports families and educates professionals when a child or baby of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.


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Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice - The hospice’s family support team offers individual and group support pre and post bereavement. Trained staff and volunteers also facilitate the monthly walking group Wayfinders. Support for bereaved children aged six to 11 is available through the Charlie Chimp Club.

Sue Ryder St John's Hospice - Offers bereavement support to families and friends of patients cared for at the hospice. Jane Maxfield, Family Support & Bereavement Co-ordinator.



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Arthur Rank House Hospice, Cambridge - (Self-Refer) - Offers bereavement support to the families of patients who have received care from one of their services. Keith Morrison (Chaplain), Email: keith.morrison@arhc.org.uk, Tel: 01223 675 777

The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre (Self-Refer) - The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, is a day centre supporting people who are living with a life-limiting illness. They also run a support day three times a year for bereaved relatives.



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CPFT Bereavement Support Group - (Self-Refer) - These are held on the second Monday evening of each month, but please ring to check the date if you were not at the previous meeting. The meetings take place from 6pm-7.30pm at: Quaker Meeting House 21 Thorpe Road Peterborough PE3 6AB. If you are attending the group for the first time, it’s really important you contact us first so we can get some details from you and have a chat about the format of the meetings. Please give us a ring (details in leaflet link).


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Cambridge University Counselling Service (Self-Refer) - This free service is for enrolled students and staff of the University of Cambridge. (Offers Counselling)


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Anglia Ruskin University Counselling and Wellbeing Service (Self-Refer) - The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at Anglia Ruskin University and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing. (Offers Counselling)


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The Compassionate Friends - (Self-Refer) - The Compassionate Friends offer many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help. There is currently a support group being held on the first Tuesday of every month in Cambridge for parents who are bereaved by suicide, for more details please contact Rosie at  p.wilson34@ntlworld.com


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CPSL MIND (Self-Refer) - CPSL Mind is a mental health charity which promotes positive wellbeing across our communities and supports people on their road to recovery from a wide range of mental health challenges. They offer online support, community initiatives to connect people, counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, peer support groups, Perinatal services and opportunities to get involved with training, volunteering, campaigning and fundraising. Click here for info on their GoodLife service and here to view their timetable of GoodLife service group programmes.



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Insight - (Self-Refer) -Insight Healthcare provides talking therapies nationwide, predominantly commissioned by the NHS and local authorities, as part of the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme. Currently providing 14 free-to-access talking therapy services throughout the country, we are the largest not-for-profit provider in the country. We also provide Wellbeing at Work employee assistance programmes, which enable employers to provide their staff with access to wellbeing support through a 24-hour counselling and advice helpline, a range of resources, and a web portal. (Offers Counselling)


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Cruse - (Self-Refer) - Cruse bereavement support have several local support services all over the UK. Cruse offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.


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SANDS (Self-Refer) - Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to influence policy makers and promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.



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Strongmen - (Self-Refer) - Strongmen are a start-up non-profit organisation with aims and ambitions to tackle emotional and mental health issues brought about by the suffering from bereavement. StrongMen will initially provide and deliver, FREE weekend breaks for men aged between 18 and 55 who have suffered the bereavement of a spouse, child, parent or sibling.


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Suicide Bereavement UK - Suicide Bereavement UK invests in peopleresearch and lived experience. They aim to: Conduct research to advance understanding of the experiences and perceived needs of those bereaved or affected by suicide, Improve the care of those bereaved or affected by suicide and reduce the stigma associated with suicide bereavement Inform policy and practice in suicide bereavement support.


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Group Therapy's Alone Together Support Groups - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have set up a number of online ‘Alone Together’ support groups to help people during this challenging time.  Although these aren’t therapy groups as such, the group therapists will allow you space to reflect on your experiences with other people and will introduce interventions if they feel they would be useful.  

The support groups offer the chance to gain back some kind of community and connection with other individuals. They are for anyone who is feeling alone, isolated or struggling with life in general, and would like to join a group to share their experiences and connect with others. 



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