A poster promoting the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service has been translated into Punjabi to support with communication around the new helpline amongst certain communities across the city.

You can download the poster here. Translations into additional community languages are in progress.

The support and advice service has launched to help people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate through grief and loss. Commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, the service is delivered by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Independent Hospices Consortium, Bradford Counselling Collaborative and Leeds Mind. The practical and emotional support and advice service is available 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm.

In Leeds, this will replace the one formally provided by Gemma’s Hospice and Wheatfields which will be closed from Monday 6th July. There will be a message on this line to redirect people to the new service. Callers seeking help and support should now contact the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Grief and Loss helpline.

Open to people in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, the new service will be 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. It is also available to those feeling impacted by the deaths of public figures and/or the volume of deaths across the country. A loss may not have been directly caused by the virus, for example, someone may have been unable to visit a loved one during an illness or see them in their final days.

FREE helpline: 0808 1963833 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week)
Online chat: griefandlosswyh.co.uk