Bereavement/Palliative care

Palliative Care

Day Hospice
Day Hospice offers you the opportunity to take advantage of a range of therapies and services allowing you to meet people, share experiences and take part in new activities. Day Hospice aims to help the patient manage their symptoms, helping them to gain more confidence at home and help improve overall quality of life. In the Northern Trust, this service is only available on Thursdays at the Robinson Hospital in Ballymoney.
Tel: 028 9078 1836

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here. Services in this area include a volunteer service, helpline, welfare rights, information and support, complimentary therapy, meal time companions.
Helpline: 0808 808 0000
Tel: 028 9442 4394
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Marie Curie Nursing Service
Marie Curie Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide nursing care and support for people in their own homes. They are available 24 hours of the day, seven days a week. They work closely with the district nurse with the aim of providing the care that is right for you when you need it most. Each visit may vary in length based on individual care requirements
Tel: 0800 716 146
Out of Hours Nursing Service contact Tel: 028 2566 3500
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Northern Ireland Hospice at Home Nursing Service
The Hospice at Home Service provides nursing care at home for the service user as well as practical and emotional support and respite for their family and carers. It allows the carers to have a break, either during the day and early evenings or if necessary at night. Referrals are made via the district nurse.
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Specialist Palliative Care Services
On occasions some people with complex symptoms require help from the Specialist Palliative Care Teams. This service is available to people in their own homes or in hospitals and works alongside the general doctors, nurses and other team members.
Tel: 028 9078 1836
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Alzheimer’s Society
Bereavement is the death of someone important to you. It is likely to bring about strong feelings of grief and sadness. See ‘Feelings after the person has died’.
Tel: 0300 222 1122
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Bereavement Advice Centre
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Bereaved by Road Traffic Collision – Brake Care
Helpline: 0808 800 0401
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Bereaved by Suicide
NHSCT Bereaved by Suicide Service, Inver 3, Holywell Hospital, 60 Steeple Road, Antrim
Tel: 028 9441 3544
Danielle Gallagher, Bereaved by Suicide Support Officer
David Olphert, Family Liaison for those bereaved by suicide

Bereavement Network
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Bereavement Register
Registering relatives’ details will stop unwanted direct mail being sent to those who have died.
Tel: 0800 082 1230
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Bereavement Service
Offers relatives a single point of contact for reporting a death of someone who was getting a social security benefit such as State Retirement Pension, Attendance Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Disability Living Allowance to the Department for Communities and helps them access any other benefits they may be entitled to.
Location: Bereavement Benefits, Mail Opening Unit, PO Box 42 Limavady BT49 4AN
Tel: 0800 085 2463
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Bereavement Support
The Trust’s Bereavement Coordinator works with staff throughout the Trust to promote quality end of life and bereavement care. If you would like to share information that would help with this please contact Gwyneth Peden:
Tel: 028 9442 4992
Mobile: 078 4146 8824

Child Death helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986
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Compassionate Friends
Tel: 028 9265 2550 or 028 8778 8016
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Cruse Child Bereavement Service
Interactive website for 12-18’s
Tel: 0808 808 1677
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Cruse Bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Location: Causeway Office Robinson Hospital Ballymoney
Tel: Northern HSCT Area: 028 2766 6686
NI Regional Office: 028 9079 2419
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
CRUSE Bereavement Care Family Trauma Centre: 028 9504 2828
CRUSE Bereavement Care Practical Support: 028 9442 6102
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Life after Loss
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Lifeline Crisis Response
If you, or someone you know, are in distress or despair, no matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, Lifeline is there to help you. Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to listen and give you the help and support you need, in confidence. Calls are free from all UK landlines and mobiles.
Freephone Tel: 0808 808 8000

Lighthouse Ireland
Support for those Bereaved by Suicide
Tel: 028 9075 5070

Niamh Louise Foundation
“The aim of the Niamh Louise Foundation is to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/ or self-harm. The Niamh Louise Foundation will provide love, understanding and respect with a non-judgemental listening ear”.
Location: 32 Coalisland Road Dungannon BT71 6LA
Tel: 028 8775 3327 / 0808 808 8000
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45 Mount Street, Ballymena BT43 6BP
Tel: 028 2565 0000
20 Lodge Road, Coleraine BT52 1NB
Tel: 028 7032 0000
Helpline: 116 123
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SANDS – Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity
NI Helpline: 077 4099 3450
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Supporting Bereaved Parents
Child Bereavement
Tel: 0800 028 8840
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SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 
Helpline: 0808 802 6868
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The Mariposa Trust
Tel: 0845 293 8027
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