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Bereavement counselling

Bereavement counselling

Should you feel that professional help is needed by you or any of your family, we can suggest positive steps for you to take and to guide you in the right direction although we do not have our own in-house bereavement counsellors.
Firstly we may suggest that your General Practitioner or Minister of the Church could give you guidance and support in the difficult times immediately following bereavement.
Additionally we can put you in contact with one of the local or nationally recognised self-help or counselling groups which are run by individuals who will have either been through experiences similar to yours or can put you in contact with those who have. 

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Many people who have suffered the loss of a child feel a bond with others in the same situation and wish to extend the hand of friendship. We offer support, both directly to bereaved families, and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness.

In TCF, “family” covers a broad spectrum of relationships. We aim to help any individual or family affected by the death of a child, including unmarried partners, adoptive parents, step families, same sex couples and single parent families.

Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - info@tcf.org.uk

Website - https://www.tcf.org.uk/

Cruse - Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark and Rushcliffe


Connecting you with professional support

Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is part and parcel of being human. Unlike animals, our thought processes rely on far more than instinct alone.

Because of this, there is scope for the way we think to become a problem and to affect our emotions. If we go back a few hundred years we can see that psychological issues were approached with fear and unnecessarily invasive treatments. Thanks to the evolution of science and technology we now have a clearer understanding of the human brain and are able to look at these issues in a different way.

Today, the art of talking therapies such as counselling are used to help people come to terms with any problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.

Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - To send an email, see website for more details

Website - http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/cruse-bereavement-mansfield

Samaritans UK

What's different about Samaritans?

Round the clock

We’re there for people whenthey need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There's no waiting lists, and no assessments.


We want you to feel safe while talking to us, so you can tell us how you’re really feeling. That’s why we take your confidentiality very seriously. For some, we’re the only place they can turn to without fear of judgement.

For others that might worry about burdening friends or family, we offer a safe place to turn. Further information on our confidentiality can be found here.

We'll talk about difficult issues

We don’t skirt around issues, and we’re not afraid to go into deep and difficult areas. Sometimes just having the acceptance from someone that what they say won’t be judged is enough to help people open up, and is such a relief to them.


Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - jo@samaritans.org

Website - http://www.samaritans.org/

S.A.N.D.S - Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society


Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.


Sands is a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive from health care and other professionals; and reduce the number of babies who do die by funding research and working closely with other organisations to create a world where fewer babies die.

Sands was founded by bereaved parents in 1978 who found that there was no access to support following the deaths of their babies. Since then Sands has grown, but parents who have experienced baby death are still at the core of everything we do.

We are made up of staff and volunteers. The Sands Helpline works together with our local volunteer Groups and befrienders to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby has access to compassionate, experienced support.



Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - helpline@sands.org.uk

Website - https://www.sands.org.uk/

Treetops Bereavement Service Derbyshire


Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.


Treetops supports people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. It also supports their carers and families. All services are provided free of charge. The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run. That’s about £7,500 per day. 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.

In the last 12 months, Treetops Hospice Care cared for 1,724 people, including:

We are a member of Hospice UK

  • 35,190 hours of care was provided by Hospice at Home nurses
  • 4,107 individual attendances in the Day Care Unit in Risley
  • 2,876 adult bereavement sessions
  • 887 bereavement sessions for children and families
  • 289 counselling and emotional support sessions for people dealing with life-limiting illness
  • 223 one-to-one consultations with the Support and Information Service



Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - info@treetopshospice.org.uk

Website - http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk/

Winston's Wish

We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992.

As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.

Winston’s Wish was established by Julie Stokes OBE, a clinical psychologist, in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children and their families. The idea took root when Julie visited the US and Canada on a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Having been inspired by the services she saw there, Stokes returned to the UK and set up Winston’s Wish.

Contact - 0115 964 7740 email - info@winstonswish.org.uk

Website - https://www.winstonswish.org.uk/

Bereavement Help

We Can Work It Out

“We can work it out” is a life-skills programme which has been put together to assist the recently bereaved. The programme consists of six sessions which cover the following topics;

  • An overview of the bereavement journey
  • Dealing with finances & legal issues
  • Practicalities in the home
  • Looking at health concerns
  • Information technology
  • General DIY & car maintenance

Should you wish to express your interest in attending the next programme please contact your funeral director or email lifeskills@lymn.co.uk


Grief Support

A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service has recently employed the services of Anne-Marie Lawrence Smith as a grief support assistant.

Anne-Marie has a pedigree in supporting the bereaved and helping them through the “wilderness”. 

Anne-Marie runs a number of six evening sessions throughout the year and gives the bereaved the opportunity to interact with others in similar circumstances and

offers support when you need it most.

Contact: 07523 210 131 or any of our local offices, see pages 96 - 97.


Helping Children Cope

Penhaligon’s Friends

A Cornish Charity supporting bereaved children, young people and their families.

Literature available through A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service.

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About A.W. Lymn

Originally formed in 1907, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service is still wholly owned and managed by the founder’s family. Families across the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Mansfield areas, have had funerals taken care of by A.W. Lymn who offer an excellent reputation, fleet of Rolls-Royce vehicles, experienced staff and long association with the local community.

Nottingham Funeral Office, Robin Hood House, Robin Hood Street, Nottingham, NG3 1GF

Tel : 0115 941 4101

Email: admin@lymn.co.uk

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