The death of someone close to us can be one of the hardest things we ever have to deal with and in the current coronavirus lockdown situation, not being able to rely on the support of friends and relatives face-to-face may make it even harder to bear.

Joining in with this new virtual support group, led by our experienced Admiral Nurse Charlotte Willoughby, may help by allowing you to talk to other bereaved people in a caring environment.

Charlotte is also running a similar virtual support group for Dementia carers, but the Bereavement support group is open to anyone who has recently lost a loved one.

We anticipate holding the support group sessions via mobile phone or over the internet. It's simpler than you can imagine.

Session take place every Monday from 12.30-1.30pm

To express an interest in joining or for further information please telephone: 0191 287 7014 or Email: Customer.services@ageuknorthtyneside.org.uk

Age UK North Tyneside supports the campaign to End Loneliness in north Tyneside

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If you are aged 50 and over, Age UK offer free, confidential and impartial advice to customers and their families on matters such as:- Home and care, Health and well-being, Money, Employment, Welfare benefits.....and much more. Appointments are available for telephone advice, home visits and face to face consultations with our Information and Advice teams. You can drop in to Bradbury Centre Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm to book an appointment with us.Or you can telephone us on 0191 280 8484. This service is completely FREE and we have a trained staff and volunteers.