Bereavement Support in Morecambe Bay

The death of a loved one can be among the most difficult moments that any of us will face in our lives, and it often falls on those closest to the deceased and grieving the most to organise the funeral.

The government have produced a leaflet which shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.

Across Morecambe Bay there are many organisations that offer bereavement support and it is important that following a death we are able to signpost and guide people for appropriate help.  

Most people who experience loss will only require low level support, which involves providing people with information on the grieving process, practical help with tasks, and social support. Family, friends, and colleagues will provide much of this support. For those offering support, this is a time of “watchful waiting;” active listening; reminding people that grief is normal; exploring the emotions they may feel, the person’s thoughts about that and how everyday behaviour or skills might be affected. This level of support will also include community groups, churches and religious and spiritual organizations (all faiths and none), hospital and hospice bereavement teams, online forums and national support.

We have listed information about the options available to enable you to get additional support which you can access by using the drop down boxes 


These lists are not exhaustive and we are not endorsing or approving any specific organisation.

A PDF version of this information is available for you to download and print if required along with a large print version. 

If you would like to access this information in an alternative format, then please contact us on Tel. 01524 519369 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can find information about services available in Cumbria by accessing the North Cumbria CCG website.

Suicide Bereavement UK

Dr. Sharon McDonnell, Managing Director of Suicide Bereavement UK and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Shirley Smith Founder of If U Care Share Foundation and member of Support After Suicide Partnership were interviewed by BBC News about the launch of the report, entitled ‘’From Grief to Hope: The Collective Voice of Those Bereaved or Affected by Suicide in the UK (18th November, 2020). 

Link to BBC recording: 

Link to the national suicide bereavement report:

Link to key resources for those bereaved or affected by suicide: