Surrey Bereavement Guide
When someone dies, there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these decisions and arrangements are required at a time of great personal distress and sadness.
COVID-19: Information and support for our patients
During the COVID-19 crisis, the practice is operating in a very different manner. Appointments will largely be conducted by telephone or even video rather than being face to face and we are very focussed on the large numbers of unwell patients that we are continuing to manage and support.
View our COVID-19: Information and support for our patients page for more information.
COVID-19: Information for our 13-19 year old patients
The NHS has been writing to all those patients who are at high risk of hospital admission should they contract the Coronavirus (or COVID-19 if you want to be technical). Thankfully, for the majority of you who remain fit, healthy and strong, you will not receive this letter nor have to therefore fully isolate yourself for a minimum of 12 weeks.
Domestic Abuse Helpline
Available from 09:00-21:00, 7 days a week.
During pregnancy and family life, domestic violence can be more frequent. In times of stress, such as now, it can be even more common. Please reach out if you need to talk.
Telephone: 01483 776822
Online Chat: www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/chat
Domestic Abuse Campaign
For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you, including police response, online support, helplines, refuges and other services.
Help immediately after a COVID-19 death or any sudden / too-soon death
Sudden is a free service for bereaved people from day one of bereavement and for the first ten weeks. Their provision includes: emotional support by email or telephone from a trained, named worker; safeguarding and assessment of a bereaved person’s health; safety and any acute needs; help, advocacy and referrals to meet their care needs as well as “active monitoring” of mental health.
Telephone: 0800 2600 400
Surrey East Cruse Bereavement Care
Support, advice and information for children, young people and adults when someone dies. The charity also works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Telephone: 01737 772 834
Postnatal Peer Support Group by Home-Start
These newly launched virtual groups are relaxed and informal with support from a counsellor and child care professional and four other families over the course of five sessions.
Surrey Family Information Service
Signposting to online parenting and family sessions, support from your local Family Centre, wellbeing and financial advice during isolation.
Baby Buddy App
An excellent free interactive App with over 300 short video clips from parents and professionals sharing useful advice including looking after your emotional wellbeing.
Perinatal Mental Health Service and Parent Infant Mental Health Service
For families in Surrey who are struggling with significant mental health problems during pregnancy and the early years. Your health visitor can connect you to these services or contact your GP for support.
Useful tips and ideas for how to support your children with worries or mental health problems:
Online mental wellbeing support for children from 10 years upwards in Surrey including a virtual chat with a trained member of the team.
Jigsaw South East
Supports bereaved children and young people and those facing loss of a loved one.
Children and Family Health Surrey Advice Line
08:00-17:00 Monday-Friday exc Bank Holidays, for families with children from 0-19 living in Surrey of all backgrounds including those facing homelessness and Gypsy, Roma Traveller and other groups.
Advice from the health visiting team on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.
Telephone: 01883 340922
Mental Health Crisis Helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adults living in Surrey. If you are worried about yourself or a family member in crisis, then please call this helpline.
Telephone: 0800 915 4644
Children and Families Health Surrey Advice Line
Available from 08:00-17:00, Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays, for families with children from 0-19 living in Surrey.
This telephone number provides contact with professionals from our health visiting team who can offer advice on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.
Telephone: 01883 340 922
One-to-One Peer Support by Home-Start
Individual support by telephone/Facetime from a trained volunteer or family coordinator including emotional support with a newborn, practical food/supplies drop off, preparing families and children for school, and support for bereavement, disability or illness.
For new or soon-to-be fathers offering practical information on everything from crying and bonding with your baby to supporting your partner. Download from your App store and select your NHS Hospital Trust for local support and services.
Surrey Wellbeing Parenting Facebook Page
A new resource specifically to help parents weather the COVID-19 storm with ideas and tips to help you meet the emotional and developmental needs of your children right now.
Free Online Parenting Guides: From Pregnancy to Teenage Years
Online guides to help you understand your child’s emotional development to improve your relationship. For children of all ages including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Surrey Virtual Wellbeing
New resources to connect you with a wide range of online activities and support groups to access the help you need during current lock-down measures.
Every Mind Matters
Simple and practical advice from how to deal with stress and anxiety to improving your mood. Learn to spot the signs of common mental health conditions and what to do if you are worried about someone.
Local Health Information for Families (with children age 0-19)
Details on health and care services that can offer support for you and your children from health visitors, school nurses and therapists including infant feeding and antenatal support.
Domestic Abuse Helpline
09:00-21:00 7 days a week. Please reach out if you need to talk.
Telephone: 01483 776 822
Children and Young People Havens
Children and young people CYP (Children and Young People’s) Havens offer a safe place for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.
Children's Health Surrey
Children and Family Health Surrey is the Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age and their parents and carers.
Good SAM - request for volunteer
You will be able to select the type of support needed and the frequency of that support. Once complete, the request will be submitted and the referrer will be sent an email asking to confirm the request. Once confirmed, the referral will go into a matching process and volunteers who are ‘on duty’ will be able to accept requests.
Free online course on 'Coping during the pandemic'
A free online course entitled ‘Coping during the Pandemic’ has been created by the Trust’s Recovery College, which runs short courses to equip people with skills to help them better manage their own mental health.
Mental Health Crisis Helpline
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people living in Surrey and North East Hampshire.
Telephone: 0800 915 4644
If you are feeling overwhelmed and need support with your mental health, please text or call us on our dedicated phoneline.
Telephone/Text: 07860 340 739
Young Minds has useful tips and ideas for how to support your children with any worries or mental health problems.
Talking Therapies (IAPT)
The service provides help and support for people over 18 years who are experiencing mental health problems. These can include stress, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, depression (including pre and post natal), obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress and eating difficulties (not severe).
Website: Talking Therapy Providers in Surrey
Mental Wellbeing Audio Guides
Listen to the mental wellbeing audio guides provided by the NHS to help boost your mood.
Paying attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has useful FAQs on their website about Coronavirus and pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby.
Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those whose maternity care is based at Epsom Hospital, Royal Surrey Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital
This line is available for any antenatal or postnatal concerns that you have, please do call us if you need our advice.
For those attending Frimley Park Hospital maternity unit call the usual numbers you have been given by your maternity team.
Telephone: 0300 123 5473
COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers
The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.
The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.