Bereavement support during the coronavirus outbreak

Support for you and your family should you lose a loved one during the coronavirus outbreak.

Bereavement, which is a difficult experience at any time, is taking place under very challenging circumstances during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Both those who experience loss as a consequence of COVID-19, or through any other cause may suffer increased trauma and may be cut off from some of their usual support network.

Essex County Council have put together some general resources to help anyone who has been bereaved find the support they need at this time.
 

Bereavement support contacts

In response to the expected increase in demand for general support for bereavement, Essex County Council have worked with Faith group, voluntary and community sector partners to create a directory of local contacts in the community who can provide a listening ear and help to signpost you to other support.

All the contacts who have offered to provide emotional and wellbeing support have shared some key principles. These include providing someone to listen and signpost, to encourage onward referral to a GP and to apply their own organisational procedures in relation to safeguarding and GDPR (data protection).

 

Contacts in the West Essex CCG Area - Uttlesford, Epping Forest and Harlow

AreaContact nameTelephoneFaith /support group

Epping

Revd Canon Lee Paul Batson

01992 561517

07526 915645

CoE

Saffron Walden

Revd Margaret Davis

01799 550703

CoE

Harlow

Revd Canon Martin Harris

01279 411100

CoE

Dunmow and Stansted

Revd Canon Cilla Hawkes

01371 856480

CoE

Steeple Bumpsted

Revd Canon Jonathan Lowe

01440 731687

07771 850705

CoE

Herts and Essex Borders

Rev. Blair Kirkby

01279 443400

CoE

West Essex

Jenny Hodgkin

01376 511473

Qu

Harlow

Major Christopher Sandford

01279 441 581

SA

Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Ongar

Revd Lee Johnson

07770971930

Ba

West Essex

Elizabeth Lysaght - Red Balloon Foundation

020 3086 8186

(Extension 20)

OCG

West Essex

Young Concern Trust

01279 414090

OCG

Harlow Area

Revd Peter Pilavachi

07982 618354

Ba

Buckhurst Hill

Chabad Buckhurst Hill

020 8279 2987

Ba

Harlow

Harlow Jewish Community

 

Je

Harlow

Harlow Quakers

01279 425141

Qu

Harlow

Salvation Army

 

SA

Harlow

Harlow Islamic Centre

 

Mu

Harlow

Potter Street Baptist Church Harlow

01279 452820

Ba

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden Baptist Church

01799 523031

Ba

Harlow

Harlow Catholic Parish

 

RC

Epping

Epping Catholic Parish

 

RC

Epping

Epping URC

 

URC

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden URC

 

URC

Buckhurst Hill

Buckhurst Hill Masorti Synagogue

07922 090180

Mu

Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow URC

 

URC

Epping

Chabad Lubavitch - Rabbi Posen

07496 504345

Je

West Essex

Revd. Roy Fowler

01279 814809

URC

Loughton

Loughton Baptist Church

02085 086360

BA

 

Key - sources of support where provided

Church of England

CoE

United Reform Church

UR

Roman Catholic

RC

Methodist

Me

Muslim

Mu

Jewish

Je

Buddhist

Bu

HinduHi
HebrewHe
QuakerQu
BaptistBa
Greek OrthodoxGO
Salvation ArmySA
Gypsy / TravellerGT
Haredi JewishHJ
NepaleseN
RefugeesR
Other Community GroupsOCG