Hope, Hints and “How To”

Helping you respond to living and dying issues during COVID-19 : this resource is designed to help support staff to engage with those they work with on issues of advance care planning, death and grief. https://learningzone.niscc.info/learning-resources/100/hope-hints-and-how-to-helping-you-respond-to-living-and-dying-issues-during-covid-19


is a safe space for grieving or bereaved people to be able to share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. In addition to this, GriefChat can help bereaved people to consider if they need additional support and where to get this from. Using GriefChat is free of charge andis open Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (UK time) to grieving or bereaved people. www.griefchat.co.uk

Palliative Care in Partnership signposted resources

Public Health COVID-19 Bereavement Resources

Resources to provide advice for people who have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic period have been produced by consultant clinical psychologists in conjunction with the Department of Health Regional Bereavement Coordinators Network. https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/covid-19-bereavement-resources


Cruse Bereavement Care have prepared some useful information and guidance about dealing with bereavement and grief as a result of Coronavirus which can be found on their website:

Cruse – Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish Hospice Foundation have also prepared a document in response to Coronavirus (Grieving in Exceptional Times*) which offers advice to those bereaved and how to support those who have been bereaved as a result of Coronavirus. *Please note that the useful resources section in this document is not applicable in NI.