It can help you to have a support person with you at this time, such as a friend or a relative. They can give you emotional support and help with day-to-day chores, make phone calls and take messages. It may also help to take someone with you to meetings or appointments. They could:
- help with transport
- listen and remember things for you
- pick up any details you miss or are unclear about
- talk with you later about how the meeting went
- speak on your behalf if you feel too upset.
If you need advice about practical, legal or financial matters ask others you trust, or contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau, Victim Supportor Community Law Centre. Your employer can help you to arrange bereavement leave.
Check the getting ongoing help and support section for a list of other places that can provide help, advice and support.