Good Grief Resources and Support

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global crisis affecting all aspects of our lives. Social distancing and self-isolation can compound our fears about the disease. Many people face job insecurity and financial worries, and there is a danger our health system will be overwhelmed. This can mount up to a significant mental health impact.  

If you’ve been bereaved and are living with grief, you might already feel anxious or alone. Bereaved or not, we want to highlight some resources to help get you through this difficult time. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mind – Corona Virus and your Wellbeing 

Off The Record – Being ‘resilient’ throughout the Coronavirus disruption 

Free Headspace Mindfulness – Weathering the storm 

BBC article – How to protect your mental health 

WHO Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak 

NHS guidance on relieving stress   

Bereavement Services  

Cruse Bereavement Care has an excellent dedicated webpage on dealing with bereavement and grief in the context of Coronavirus.  

Bristol Bereavement Network has produced a directory of local services.  

The Good Grief Trust is an online portal of UK bereavement services, searchable by type and location.   

Social Unity   

The community support that has sprung up in Bristol is awe-inspiring. If you want to get involved in supporting others who are self-isolating or otherwise affected by Coronavirus, these resources might help: 

Bristol City Council volunteering database 

Bristol Community Care – COVID-19 Mutual Aid group  

Quartet Community Foundation COVID-19 response fund 

Supporting Independent Businesses  

Many local businesses will be severely affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. To help support some of the people involved in Good Grief, Bristol, take a look below: 

Beth Calverley, The Poetry Machine 

Insta | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn  

Poet Rebecca Tantony 

Commissioned poems and online creative writing mentorship  

Currently offering discounts  

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook 

Simon Bray, The Loved & Lost Project 

You can claim 15% off Simon’s new book using the code GOODGRIEF15: