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Bereavement Advice 

The death of someone we love is likely to be one of the most distressing experiences we will face in our lives. You lose that bond and relationship and start to feel the various symptoms of grief. You may feel sad, angry, guilty and numb. All these feelings are normal and you must realise that it will get better and that time is a good healer. In time the pain of losing a loved one will ease allowing you to fondly remember all the good memories you shared. Talking to someone independent about how you feel and about the person who has passed is one way of making your life more bearable. Grief help is out there. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you feel down, speak to friends and family on how your feelings are effecting you. 
Below are some contact numbers for help: 

Barnardos Child Bereavement Service Helpline | 0800 157 7015 

Barnardos Child Bereavement Service Helpline offers professional support and guidance to any adult concerned about a bereaved child or young person. The advice line is operated by experienced, skilled and professionally qualified staff, responding to parents, carers, social workers, teachers and GP’s amongst others. 

Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline | 0808 808 1677 

Cruse Bereavement Helpline provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies, offering one to one support, advice and information to adults and to children aged 4-18 

Lifeline | 0808 808 8000 

Lifeline is the Regional Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing crisis. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help. 

Parentline NI | 0808 8020 400 

Parents, carers, family members...if you need us we're here. 
Call Parentline NI today for advice, support or guidance. Freephone 0808 8020 400 
Parentline NI is open from: 
9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 
9-5pm Friday 
and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. 
Our Service is available through a range of different channels including telephone, face to face and online. 
Call us for FREE on: 0808 8020 400 
Chat online: start a webchat using the chat window  
Email: parentline@ci-ni.org.uk 

SANDS Helpline | 0808 164 3332 

SANDS Helpline. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We support 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. 

PIPS Charity | 0800 088 6042 

281 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 2HE 
Tel: 02890805850 
Tel: 0800 088 6042 
Email: info@pipscharity.com 

Bethany Bereavement Support Group | 075 5788 2183 

The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish based group ministry which aims to help the bereaved and grieving. Support is offered on a one to one basis in the home, to groups in drop in centres, by phone calls, by helping at funeral liturgies and remembrance services. 
If you have suffered a bereavement and would like to avail of their services, please contact your local or nearest parish group or the general Bethnay mobile number 075 5788 2183. 
For more information visit the website 
or contact: 
Claire Dowds, 120 Cliftonville Road, Belfast BT14 6LA 
Email : bethanybereavementni@gmail.com 
Tel : 075 5788 2183 

The Smaritans Belfast | 116 123 

Contact us: 
Tel: 116 123 free from any phone 
Tel: 0330 094 5717 local call charges apply 
5 Wellesley Avenue, Belfast Antrim BT9 6DG 
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