We are here if you’ve been bereaved and need emotional support or someone to talk to.
Delivered by Mind in Somerset and Marie Curie.
Offering support, advice and information for bereavement through face-to-face, telephone and email support.
The Bereavement Office provides a service for the newly bereaved families of patients who die at Musgrove Park. To arrange an appointment with one of our Bereavement Support Officers please ring the number below.
The office is open 10.00 – 16.00 (Monday – Friday).
We apologise if you are connected to an answer phone when you call. Please leave a message. We will respond to you as soon as possible.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
Offer a range of support services for anyone bereaved by the death of someone who received their care.
The Hospital Bereavement Service will provide you with as much guidance as you need during the early days of a hospital bereavement. The service is available between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday on 01935 384746 or 07990671855.
Specialist advice and information is also available for parents who lose a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, please contact the Hospital Bereavement Service on the above numbers for guidance.
A Peer Support Group for Young People bereaved by suicide (age 14yrs+). Our group involves exploring emotions linked to being bereaved by suicide, sometimes we have found using a creative exercise can deepen the experience in the group. Experienced young people’s bereavement support workers are present.
Contact us for more information.
Sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm at Mind in Somerset, Taunton.
Committed to assisting in relieving distress, whether mental, physical, spiritual or emotional, caused by the bereavement of a child.
Support from Yeovil District Hospital or Musgrove Park Hospital.
Cosy, companion drop-in group for those bereaved. Refreshments. 10am-12pm. Starts 2/12/21 and 1st Thursday of each month thereafter.
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.
Offers support, comfort and advice for widows and widowers.
The leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.
Helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.
Offers emotional support and information for pet owners who may be experiencing the loss of a pet.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. We know a lot about what can help you through tough times. We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Local branches have different opening hours for face to face support. Find your local branches and numbers below
Yeovil: Morley House, 26 West Hendford, Yeovil BA201XE
Taunton and Somerset: 16 Wood Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UN
Call or check website for hours open to receive callers at the door.
Supports bereaved people on a range of practical issues.
We all need support after the death of someone close. Bereavement benefits provide extra money to ease the financial strain after the death of a spouse or civil partner. You can get support even if you’re not on a low income.
From April 2017, a new benefit Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) replaces three benefits:
For more information, see link below.
If you need help to pay for a funeral, you may be eligible for a loan from the Social Fund or a funeral payment.
Counselling4Yeovil is a Christian organisation offering affordable professional counselling in Yeovil to people of any or no faith. We aim to communicate our unconditional acceptance and valuing of each person we work with and to respect each person’s right to make their own decisions about how to live.
We developed from Yeovil Pregnancy Crisis Centre which has been counselling women in Yeovil since 2007 on issues surrounding pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion and infant death. We continue to offer a free counselling service to women and their partners dealing with these issues.
A free support service by trained volunteers for terminally ill people and their carers.
Marie Curie helper service support people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left as well as support for the carers.
If you’ve been affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy, we hope this website will provide the information that you’re looking for.
We hope that family, friends, colleagues and health professionals will find the site helpful too.
We’re here to help you through.
ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.
Somerset Partnership have put together a collection of self help guides. These are available to view when you follow the link below. The guides cover these topics:
Alcohol and You
Depression and Low Mood
Food for Thought
Obsessions and Compulsions
Shyness and Social Anxiety