Long Term or Life Limiting Illness

Here are local and national resources and organisations to support you when grieving the loss of a loved one from long term, life limiting, incurable illnesses.

St Helena bereavement support

We offer bereavement support to all those who have been bereaved in north and mid Essex, regardless of the cause of death or when or where the individual has died. 

Our bereavement support includes one-to-one counselling and support, based on an assessment of your needs. We have an experienced team of specialist bereavement volunteers and counsellors able to provide this support. At present, one to one support is provided face to face or via telephone.

We offer bereavement support groups designed to provide support, information and coping strategies for people who are adjusting to living with grief. We also offer therapeutic counsellor-led groups for support after bereavement by suicide, stillbirth and neo-natal death, or the death of a child. Our groups are welcoming and run by experienced staff and volunteers.

Phone: 01206 984 274

Age Well East

We advise and provide practical information, connecting communities to tackle loneliness and encourage mental and physical wellness. We offer support to people in later years experiencing emotional challenges, such as caring for someone at the end of their life or living through bereavement, and we support people and their carers through a dementia diagnosis. 

We run local groups and activities across NE Essex, to help people connect with others. We offer expert advice about bereavement and loss, online and in-person support groups for those also experiencing loss. We also run social groups for people to meet like mind individuals and form new friendships. 

The one-to-one service is bereavement support but is not a counselling service. A volunteer will be matched with a client to provide a listening ear to talk about the persons grief. Very often, a conversation normalising the client’s grief is part of the call and supporting people in their bereavement.

Phone: 0300 373 3333

Cruse Bereavement Support

We are the UK’s leading bereavement charity that helps people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Phone: 08088081677