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If you have recently had a bereavement the doctors and staff at Selston Surgery would like to offer our sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. Unfortunately, at this distressing time, there are many decisions and arrangements which need to be made for which you might need information.
In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;
Please see the new Bereavement Guide to help you through some practical aspects of what comes next: Bereavement Guide
Register the death
If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.
You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.
You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Arrange the funeral
The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.
Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:
These organisations have codes of practice – they must give you a price list when asked.
Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.
Arranging the funeral yourself
Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.
Funeral costs can include:
Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.
FOR HELP DEALING WITH GRIEF
ARCH is dedicated to promoting the emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of clients, the provision of real understanding, counselling and supportive help to women, men and families after an abortion.
A self-help group that aims to provide a safe environment in which men and women experiencing the grief of losing a pregnancy, can come together to share their experiences and provide each other with mutual support. Also has a site of Facebook. Works closely with and is being supported by the National Miscarriage Association. A religious neutral group.
Also run a second support group for women currently pregnant following a miscarriage.
Contact Name: Kymm
Telephone: 07870 771 326 (Daytime and evenings)
01949 200 1326 Miscarriage Association Helpline (Mon-Fri 9am- 4pm)
The National Association of Widows is a charity offering support and friendship to widows and widowers and women and men who have lost their partners through bereavement; largely through a system of self-help branches. There is currently a branch in Mansfield and other groups in the pipeline – contact head office for details.
Telephone: 0845 838 2261/024 7663 4848 (answerphone at times)
As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support.
The incredible team of people help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements, and care for children until the end.
Telephone: 01509 638000
Bereavement support service, offering group and one to one sessions, help and guidance, whilst working through the grieving process, from a fully trained and qualified facilitator.
The Grief Support Programme – The Grief Support Programme is a fully guided and structured eight week course. This is for two hours per week, either in the early evening or during the day. It is designed to help and support you to come to terms with your loss, in a very warm, welcoming, empathic and supportive manner.
Contact Name: Anne-Marie Lawrence-Smith
Contact Position: Grief Support Facilitator
Telephone: 07523 210 131
The War Widows’ Association is essentially a pressure group and exists to campaign and improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.
Its work encompasses those who have suffered bereavement as a result of World War II and all conflicts since then including Iraq and Afghanistan. The WWA also represents those who have suffered the loss of their partner and in peacetime, when the death was attributable to their service life.
Telephone: 0845 2412 189
If you would like any more information, please feel free to contact the surgery for advice.