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Bereavement

Grieving affects everyone differently. Grieve in your own time and in your own way.
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There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is more than one every five minutes.

Bereavement

Grieving affects everyone differently. Grieve in your own time and in your own way.

Your Health
At a time when you are low and vulnerable, it is important to look after your own health. This may seem selfish and unnecessary but is nevertheless important. Many people find that they suffer from a host of minor illnesses during a time of grieving and sometimes the symptoms may remind them of the illness suffered by the person they have lost. This can cause unnecessary worry and you should seek help and advice if this happens to you.

Outside Help
Many people have sufficient support from family and friends. Some people, however, feel the need for someone else to talk to or may prefer to talk to someone outside their social circle and their local healthcare professionals.

Many local churches now also have bereavement services and groups. It may be worth contacting your local church to see if they have one of these or know of any locally.

Useful local bereavement support / information contacts:

Bereavement Services Co-ordinator
Hyndelle Lodge
King Street
Hindley

Tel: 01942 828 767

Cruise Bereavement Care (Manchester Branch)
Tel: 0161 236 8103

Citizens Advice Bureau Wigan and Leigh:
Tel: 0844 826 9713

Samaritans
73 Dicconson Street
Wigan

Tel: 01942 492 222 (24 hours)

Benefits Agency – Wigan Office
Tel: 01942 758 043

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