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Bereavement Care & Counselling: Finding Support Beyond the Funeral

Bereavement Care & Counselling: Finding Support Beyond the Funeral


At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand the profound and lasting impact of loss, and we want you to know that our door is always open, ready for a friendly chat or a shoulder to cry on. As funeral directors based in Norfolk, we regularly support families through the funeral process. Lola, the Jack Russell cross, has always been an integral part of Murrant Family Funeral Services and, as a bereavement dog, can sit with families when they visit us and is otherwise found snoozing in her bed or being spoilt by the team.

However, we also recognise the value of professional support and ongoing counselling to help you through this difficult time. This blog provides information on bereavement care and counselling resources that can offer the support and guidance you may need beyond the funeral.

CRUSE Bereavement Support 

(0808 808 1677)

CRUSE is a national organisation that provides invaluable support to anyone suffering the loss of a loved one. Their dedicated helpline offers a compassionate and understanding ear to those navigating the challenging grief journey. Whether you need to talk, share your feelings, or seek advice, CRUSE provides comfort and solace during this difficult time.

Nelson’s Journey: Child Bereavement

(01603 431788)

Grief affects individuals of all ages, including children. Nelson’s Journey is a charity specifically designed to assist children coping with the loss of someone close to them. They offer various services to help children and young people understand and process their grief, providing them with the support they need during this emotional journey.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are well-known for their 24/7 helpline, 116 123, which offers a listening ear and emotional support for individuals facing difficulties, including those surrounding grief and its impact on daily life. You don’t have to go through this journey alone; the Samaritans are here to lend a compassionate and non-judgmental presence.

Sue Ryder

Online bereavement support

Sue Ryder offers online bereavement support for those who may find it challenging to talk on the telephone. Their online resources and forums provide a platform for individuals to connect with others navigating the complexities of grief. Expressing your thoughts and knowledge to others can be an effective method to seek solace and comprehension.


Grief is a deeply personal and often challenging journey; remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. Beyond the compassionate support we offer at Murrant Family Funeral Services, organisations and helplines are ready to provide the care and assistance you need. Whether you choose to reach out to CRUSE, Nelson’s Journey, the Samaritans, Sue Ryder, or other bereavement support services, know that there is a network of professionals and individuals dedicated to helping you navigate this path with empathy and understanding. Grief may be a part of life, but so is the support and care that can help you find hope and healing along the way.

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