Need to talk?
Call our 24/7 advice line for health care professionals and families if you need support with symptom management and end of life care.
Bereavement and wellbeing resources for adults
The Hospice’s Family Support team have provided the following links to bereavement and wellbeing resources for adults.
The Three Emotion Systems is based on the idea that we have three types of emotion regulation systems – threat, drive and soothing. Bianca from the Hospice’s Family Support team talks through how you could reduce the influence of the threat system on your everyday life.
Please note, the links below are directed to third party websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, St Nicholas Hospice Care cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.
Suffolk based support for mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
Adult Bereavement – an NHS video
Watch how Penny, who was widowed in 2005, coped with the sudden death of her husband. The video also gives advice from a bereavement counsellor about how to deal with your emotions and where to find support.
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Advice from the charity Mind, the mental health charity.
A COVID-19 service update from SENDIASS, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS Covid-19 service update
Family misunderstanding after a death
New Guide Dogs phone line launched to support during the coronavirus outbreak
Guide Dogs are providing answers and information for people with sight loss and their families during the coronavirus outbreak. They can help you identify ways to continue living actively, independently and well, refer you to their other services or help you access services by other providers. Please call 0800 781 1444 between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Deafblind customers who use BSL should contact Guide Dogs via the webpage https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/covid19, clicking on the SignVideo logo on the right hand side, or through a SignVideo app. This connects you to a SignVideo interpreter who will then connect to the information line.
Suffolk’s Dementia Together service led by Sue Ryder has seen a big increase in the number of calls to its helpline and has launched virtual meet-ups to support people living with dementia and their families during this difficult time starting from the beginning of May. Please click here for more information.
Family packs from Volunteering Matters
These packs are designed to support both children and parents during the coronavirus outbreak. The children’s pack contains activities to support children with their school work along with creative and imaginative activities that ensure children are kept busy, interested and safe. The family packs also contain a section for parents with very helpful information on how to talk to children about Covid-19, ideas for maintaining a routine, recipes and health eating and useful links for further information locally and nationally.
Staying in touch
There are a number of online ways to stay connected with friends, family and people you can’t meet up with in person. Below are some tutorials on how to use them.
How to use Zoom
How to use Microsoft Teams
Do you need to speak to someone now?
The Family Support team have gathered a list of services, which can offer support right now.