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puzzled365 Sun 12-May-13 18:58:52

Does anyone know if my GP would be able to refer me for some counselling/ help after a recent bereavement? I'm not coping well and have 2 DCs to look after.

t875 Sun 12-May-13 19:29:23

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss
Yes the gp will will be able to refer you to councilling.
There is also CRUSE bereavement where you can call them direct and get in with them but there are also CRUSE generic line which I have phoned a few times after I lost my mum last year to a massive stroke. It helped to talk to them a lot and the 4 sessions helped.

My thoughts are with you, take care x

golemmings Sun 12-May-13 19:40:35

I'm sorry for your loss too.

I thing the level of support you get from the gp depends where you are.

After my mum died I tried to engage dad's gp to support him. Apparently, and I don't know if its just that practice or the pct, they don't support berevement counselling but refer you to cruse. Both dad and i tried contacting cruse but neither his branch nor mine returned calls/emails. I didn't try the generic number though. Just the branch.

In the end dad paid for counselling. He's lucky to have that option.

Jinty64 Sun 12-May-13 21:00:55

I went to my GP and it was the telephone number for CRUSE she gave me. I haven't tried phoning them yet.

puzzled365 Sun 12-May-13 21:22:42

Thank you t875. I always seem to need help whenever the helplines are closed! I will make an appointment with my GP as soon as I feel able to. They may know who is there locally. I'm sorry about your Mum.
It really is hard. I seem to manage to keep going all day but the evenings are so hard.

puzzled365 Sun 12-May-13 21:26:52

Thanks everyone. CRUSE do seem to be the proffered service, but as I said just now I can never seem to time it right! I guess it would be great to know of a helpline or advice that's available in the darkest hours of the night time.
Sorry for the loss of yourMum go lemmings and Jinty64 I guess your loss must be quite recent too. It stinks doesn't it. I do think anyone can contemplate how exhausting and debilitating grief can be until we face it.
Big hugs and thoughts to us all in this rocky, dismal time. Xx

t875 Sun 12-May-13 23:58:36

Hi puzzled. Yeah I find the hard times are at night and lately again when I wake up.

I have found a help posting on the loss of a parent site here the ladies have bed. A massive help we have all helped each other through some very tough days still do!

What I done with cruse was put it in google and found the general number and I spoke to them a few times they at the beginning heard me not even be able to talk for crying my eyes out.

It really is horrendous and just want to let u know your not on your own
Take care and surround yourself with people that care and you feel comfortable with too. (( hugs)) to you and to all the other ladies that have had losses here.

t875 Sun 12-May-13 23:59:42

And please if you feel like it any of you find us at the group on here. X

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