I need help now

St Wilfrid’s Hospice is unable to provide crisis bereavement support. If you, a family member or friend need urgent help, please seek immediate support from the following services/helplines:
  • Contact your doctor’s surgery or your local A&E
  • Call the Sussex Mental Healthline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 111 and select option 2 (mental health option)
  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123 – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 for free 24/7 mental health text support
  • Download the Stay Alive app, which offers information and tools to help you or someone else to stay safe in a crisis.

I just need someone to talk to occasionally

If you are looking for someone to speak to occasionally about your bereavement, these helplines may be useful:

  • Cruse Freephone National Helpline (tel: 0808 808 1677) is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. See the Cruse website for opening times.
  • GriefChat enables you to 'Chat' live online anonymously to a trained grief counsellor. Using GriefChat is free of charge. You can access it through the At a Loss website here: https://www.ataloss.org/live-chat
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