MAC15371 E2 cover

After someone dies: coping with bereavement

Booklet
Published: 30 Mar 2018
Next review: 30 Mar 2021
Edition: 2
MAC15371 E2 cover

This booklet is about coping when someone close to you has died. It is for the relatives and friends of anyone who has died from cancer.

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Published: 30 Mar 2018
Next review: 30 Mar 2021
Edition: 2

This booklet is about coping when someone close to you has died. It is for the relatives and friends of anyone who has died from cancer.

About this booklet

The booklet looks at some of the emotions you may have and the support that can help. It also gives you some practical information about what to do and what to expect when someone dies.

If your relative or friend has died recently, you may find it hard to cope with your emotions and the practical things you have to do. Even if they died some time ago, you might still be struggling with these things while getting used to life without your relative or friend.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.