Just ‘B’ Bereavement Support

As part of our community response to COVID-19 

Just B is offering emotional wellbeing support to people in the district with our new Hear to Help phoneline, available to anyone who may be dealing with anxiety at this time. The line is manned by trained staff and volunteers and is available from 8am to 8pm. Please see our safeguarding and information policy Hear to Help Safeguarding Statement.

Alongside other organisation’s across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, we are providing a telephone and online chat support service for those who are experiencing grief following a loss.

The service, commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, is the first point of contact for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community.

People are able to self-refer to the service or will be signposted by other agencies such as the police, hospital bereavement services, funeral directors, GPs, community and faith organisations and others.

You can find out more about the service and how to access its support by clicking here.

As part of our national response to COVID-19

Just ‘B’ has joined with other charities to provide the NHS Staff Support Initiative to help frontline NHS staff across the UK cope during Covid-19. This includes a helpline, a text alternative and various online resources. Click on the above link to learn more.

Just ‘B’ is a bereavement support service that exists to offer people living in the Harrogate district a safe and confidential space to understand and express their grief. Our vision is of a community where individuals get the support they need to understand and cope with bereavement.

Just ‘B’ offers practical support to children, young people and adults who have been bereaved, as well as information and advice for the professionals working with them. We support people who have experienced any type of bereavement, whether that be through terminal illness, suicide, murder or accident.

We are responsive to people’s individual faith, culture and community. We make no charge for our services and these are offered in a safe and confidential environment.

At Just ‘B’ we believe that with the right support, at the right time, children, young people and adults can find a way to manage their grief and embrace a future where they can live and remember their significant person in a healthy and positive way
Sarah Applewhite, Adult Bereavement Manager

  • As part of Just ‘B’s commitment to wider emotional wellbeing in the community, we also work with local schools to help children and young people through our innovative schools project.




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