COVID-19 Support

At Simon Says we know this is a difficult time for many as we come to terms with the new “normal”.  Our support groups are currently suspended but we are still here to help.  Our support line is operating as usual, if you don’t get an answer immediately please leave your name and number and one of the team will call you back.

In addition we are sending out regular newsletters (1) offering support and activities you can do at home.  Please do follow us on Facebook (2) for additional updates and other activities.

Please know that you are not alone, we are here to support you and your family and look forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to our support groups in the future.  Take care of yourselves and be safe. #SupportingTheYoungThroughBereavement

  1. Click here to subscribe to our newsletters. You can sign up to them and receive activities you can do at home together.

  2. Click here to link to our Facebook page.

  3. Click here to download our Charter for Bereavement in Isolation

  4. Click here to download our Bereavement Policy.

  5. Click here to download our Covid 19 – Risk Assessment Autumn 2020 for the opening of our Support Groups

  6. Here are some helpful links:

    1. https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus/

    2. https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children

    3. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

    4. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/876989/Easy_read_looking_after_your_feelings_and_body.pdf

Further useful resources and information

Talking to children when someone is dying or dies during social distancing and the Coronavirus pandemic

All children will have questions about the virus but for those who are bereaved, have a loved one who is ill or are bereaved during this time feelings and anxieties can be heightened.  Here is some advice and practical guidance on how to support them .

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Practical advice for supporting teenagers

 

When teenagers may not be able to attend the funeral and do not have access to their usual peer support network and school here is some advice and practical guidance on how to support them.

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Planning a Funeral for a Loved One During Social Distancing Restrictions

 

Saying goodbye to a loved one at any time is hard, but during these challenging times of lockdown and social distancing, things are so much harder.

At this current time with restrictions on saying goodbye and arranging a funeral we have pulled together a few ideas that may be helpful.

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