Help & Support
"Check On Your Mates"
Found this page from a beer mat in your local pub?
Maybe you've just come for a nosey to see what this is all about... or maybe you're here because you know you need to talk but don't know where to turn.
If you can't call anyone else call us in total confidence
01904 622746 (24hr number)
In 2020 we looked after the funeral of Jenson Okhovat, my brother's best friend. Behind his knockout smile was a guy who felt there was no other way out. He had an army of blokes and a loving family behind him. On August 11th 2020 he made a decision that they will live with for the rest of their lives.
Don't wait until it's too late.
Samaritans (24hr) - 116 123.
SANEline (4.30-10.30pm) - 0300 304 7000
Under 25? - The Mix (2-11pm Sunday - Friday) 0808 808 4994
Male? - CALM (5pm - midnight) 0808 58 58 58
LGBT+? - Switchboard (10am-10pm) - 0300 330 0630
Under 35? - Papyrus (9am-10pm Weekdays, 2-10pm Weekends)
0800 068 41 41 or text 07860039967
For information on counselling services & confidential peer to peer support groups please give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot of the fear around death and dying comes from the unknown. So often I hear "I know this is a really stupid question", or "I know that was a silly thing to say"... trust me, we've heard them all.
Unsure what happens with the ashes of a loved one? Is the coffin cremated too? What is embalming?
If it's playing on your mind, just ask! It may help you to process how you're feeling or any concerns you have around death, dying, bereavement and funerals.
Dealing With Grief
Grief can be all consuming and painfully lonely. But you are not alone.
Help is out there with many charities, social media groups, helplines and group support meetings. Speak to your funeral director or local Cruse Bereavement Care team for more information on your local area.
You can also call St Leonard's Hospice bereavement support line on 01904 777772
If you're not comfortable making initial contact with a stranger please call your funeral director who will be able to help.
Losing someone can cause a lot of financial stress if nothing is in place to cover the costs.
When it comes to arranging a funeral nobody wants to have to phone around asking for prices, but you would be surprised at the difference in cost between the various funeral services in and around York.
The DWP have some help available, you can read more and make an application here https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments
There are various finance companies who specialise in funeral costs, however the interest rates are often high. The most cost effective way will always be to opt for a low interest loan or interest free credit card if your credit rating can support one.
You can search through the best rates available on a comparison website such as https://www.moneysupermarket.com/loans/personal-loans/
If none of these options are suitable honesty is always the best policy. Speak to us and we can look in to the best option for you and your family.