Bereavement Services for those affected by Road Traffic Collisions
Cruse Bereavement Care (UK & NI)
Cruse Bereavement Care was founded in 1959 in Richmond upon Thames and is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Cruse offers telephone, email and website support. Cruse have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Cruse services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free.
‘The Road Ahead Support Group’ in conjunction with Road Safe NI, Newry, Mourne & Down Committee
The Road Ahead Support group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/756088685136451/
The monthly support group held in Newry, County Down is for anyone affected by Road Traffic Collisions either through bereavement, involvement in a collision or living with life changing injuries in the Newry, Mourne and Down area. The Support group is facilitated by an experienced counsellor and aims to provide emotional support along with optional signposting to local specialist support services if required.
The Life After Support Group https://www.facebook.com/LifeAfterrtc
The Life After Group is based in the North West of Northern Ireland, the group provides support to people who have lost loved ones as a result of a road traffic collision. They also raise awareness of the effects of road death.
A Guide To Coping With Death & Grief
The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
- Understanding grief – learning about the five common stages of loss and grief how this can help a person be better prepared when the time comes that a loved one passes away.
- Advice on how to take care of yourself during loss and grief – knowing the significant but short-term effect of grief on the body and how staying active, eating well, and maintaining a regular lifestyle can help you stay healthy.
- Methods to show support in helping others grieve – how you can play a large part in helping children, a partner, friend, or family members cope with the death of a loved one.
- Other useful resources and information such as helplines and support communities that can be very helpful in times of loss.