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Advice for supporting those struggling with the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Tuesday, 13 September 2022 Mind

Mind, the mental health charity, wants to offer support to anyone struggling with the recent news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

The news of the death of the Queen and the coverage surrounding it may bring up a range of emotions. If you or your loved ones have been affected, the below information and support may be useful.

• For some of us, the news may bring up feelings of personal grief and loss. Some may feel that this adds more uncertainty to an already unsettling time for the nation. However you’re feeling, it’s okay.

• If you are looking to talk to someone about your mental health at this time, you can access a range of information on Mind’s website. We also have an online community called Side by Side where you can seek support. 

• Mind has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday).

• You may be experiencing difficult feelings that you might not fully understand. Even when we don’t know someone personally, we can still have feelings of grief for their loss. We may have felt connected to them, or their death may bring up feelings of uncertainty and change. It can also remind us of our own mortality or previous experiences of loss. Cruse Bereavement Support have more information.

• The news of the Queen's passing has come at an already unsettling time for the nation. If these events have left you feeling anxious about the future, Mind has some resources on coping with feelings of anxiety.

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