Grief and bereavement are natural processes we can go through with loss. There is a range of support to help you manage and we advise talking to trusted individuals about how you are feeling, gain knowledge about what can help from various platforms or consider counselling with trained professionals if you continue to find it difficult to cope. The below list can help guide you to the right support.
Online community and help Togetherall
Anonymised community chat, complete assessment and training modules to help manage – free to AU students https://togetherall.com/en-gb/
SWS grief and bereavement guide
Local NHS Primary Care Mental Health Services:
Helpful online self-help and information on how to access services http://www.iawn.wales.nhs.uk/mental-health-self-help-resources
NHS conditions – Grief and Bereavement
Information about how best to manage grief and bereavement with support information
Helpful information on how best to manage at this time
Free 24/7 talk or email line – Samaritans
Talk to someone about your difficulties - Available to talk 24/7 by phone or email https://www.samaritans.org/wales/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
CRUSE Local Specialised Counselling Service
Local organisation specialising in bereavement support https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/contact-local-branch/ West Wales helpline: 0800 288 4700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Wellbeing Service
Our qualified practitioners can help you get to the right help, as AU students have access to free counselling that can support a range of issues outside of academic life. Our practitioners can also help you manage any impact loss may have on your academic life. You can register online with our service.