The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Supporting a bereaved person

If someone you know has been bereaved and you feel able to support them, let them know you are there. It is often the little things that people remember. Don’t be afraid to talk about the person who has died, or not to talk at all if that’s what they want. Be guided by them. Offer to take round a meal and eat with them, or go for a walk together. Accept that they will not always want company.

If you are supporting children, please look at the child bereavement section of this website for advice and information.

The following links may contain helpful information and advice about supporting someone who has been bereaved:

Leeds Bereavement Forum
Mindwell Leeds
Dying Matters