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After the Funeral

After the Funeral

Bereavement Support

Hardy’s Funeral Service would like to offer the recently bereaved an opportunity to meet others who are going through the same emotions.

When you’re newly bereaved, suddenly you find yourself on an emotional roller-coaster where you have no idea what to expect next. This is a chance for new friends to come into your life who understand some of your grief because they’ve going through it themselves.

Our Bereavement Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month at our Crook office:

1 Belle Vue, Crook, Co. Durham, DL15 9BP
Tel: 01388765069

We are an informal group, brought together with the same emotions, same issues and same challenges. We discuss grief, life in general and more often than not go off on a tangent about something or other and have a laugh too!


Support Organisations


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse is a national charity providing advice, information and support to anyone who has been bereaved (children, young people and adults), whenever or however the death occurred. The service is provided by trained, experienced volunteers, and is confidential and free. Cruse provides face-to-face, telephone and website support both post and pre-bereavement.

Tel. Durham/Darlington 01325 288633

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families
Tel. 020 7802 3200

Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline lessens the sense of isolation and encourages you to openly express your thoughts. You can contact our helpline whenever you need to talk. We provide support not only at times of crisis but also for the on-going needs over your lifetime - whenever you need to talk we’re here to listen.
Tel. 0800 282 986


Child Bereavement UK

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.
Tel. 0800 02 888 40


Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide

'We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide'.
Tel. 0300 111 5065


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.

Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.

Tel: 116123


The helpline provides support for UK residents in the following circumstances:

if you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
if you are caring for someone bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
if you are a professional, such as a police officer, teacher or health worker, wanting advice about how to help people affected by a crash
We will provide support whether the crash was recent or a long time ago, and whether it occurred in this country or abroad.

Tel. 0808 800 401

SAMM - Support After Murder and Manslaughter

If you have been bereaved by murder or manslaughter you may find it difficult to make the first call, regardless of how long it is since you were bereaved. Perhaps you can ask a family member, a friend, or your Police family liaison officer to make the call on your behalf.

Tel. 0845 872 3440

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