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 nameTelephoneEmailFaith /support group

Epping

Revd Canon Lee Paul Batson

01992 561517

07526 915645

lbatson@chelmsford.anglican.org

CoE

Saffron Walden

Revd Margaret Davis

01799 550703

m.davis.sasha@gmail.com

CoE

Harlow

Revd Canon Martin Harris

01279 411100

martinjharris@live.co.uk martinjohnharris@virginmedia.com

CoE

Dunmow and Stansted

Revd Canon Cilla Hawkes

01371 856480

cilla@hawkesfarming.co.uk

CoE

Steeple Bumpsted

Revd Canon Jonathan Lowe

01440 731687

07771 850705

vicar@2rivers.faith

CoE

Herts and Essex Borders

Rev. Blair Kirkby

01279 443400

bkirkby@msn.com

CoE

West Essex

Jenny Hodgkin

01376 511473

jennyahodgkin@gmail.com

Qu

Harlow

Major Christopher Sandford

01279 441 581

harlow@salvationarmy.org.uk

SA

Buckhurst Hill, Loughton and Ongar

Revd Lee Johnson

07770971930

lee.johnson@londonbaptist.org.uk

Ba

West Essex

Elizabeth Lysaght - Red Balloon Foundation

020 3086 8186

(Extension 20)

office@rbf.org.uk

OCG

West Essex

Young Concern Trust

01279 414090

www.yctsupport.com

OCG

Harlow Area

Revd Peter Pilavachi

07982 618354

p.pilavachi@ntlworld.com

Ba

Buckhurst Hill

Chabad Buckhurst Hill

020 8279 2987

office@chabadonthehill.co.uk

Ba

Harlow

Harlow Jewish Community

 

admin@harlowjewishcommunity.org.uk

Je

Harlow

Harlow Quakers

01279 425141

enquiries@quaker.org.uk

Qu

Harlow

Salvation Army

 

harlow@salvationarmy.org.uk

SA

Harlow

Harlow Islamic Centre

 

admin@harlowislamiccentre.org.uk

Mu

Harlow

Potter Street Baptist Church Harlow

01279 452820

admin@psbc.co.uk

Ba

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden Baptist Church

01799 523031

minister@sw-bc.org

Ba

Harlow

Harlow Catholic Parish

 

harlowhc@dioceseofbrentwood.org

RC

Epping

Epping Catholic Parish

 

epping@dioceseofbrentwood.org

RC

Epping

Epping URC

 

urcepping@gmail.com

URC

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden URC

 

minister@saffronwaldenurc.org.uk

URC

Buckhurst Hill

Buckhurst Hill Masorti Synagogue

07922 090180

 

Mu

Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow URC

 

urcdunmow@gmail.com

URC

Epping

Chabad Lubavitch - Rabbi Posen

07496 504345

 

Je

West Essex

Revd. Roy Fowler

01279 814809

revrfowler@gmail.com

URC

Loughton

Loughton Baptist Church

02085 086360

office@loughtonbaptistchurch.co.uk

BA

 

Key - sources of support where provided

Church of England

CoE

 

Hindu

Hi

 

Haredi Jewish

HJ

United Reform Church

UR

Hebrew

He

Nepalese

N

Roman Catholic

RC

Quaker

Qu

Refugees

R

Methodist

Me

Baptist

Ba

Other Community Groups

OCG

Muslim

Mu

Greek Orthodox

GO

 

 

Jewish

Je

Salvation Army

SA

 

 

Buddhist

Bu

Gypsy / Traveller

GT