Getting support if you are grieving and need to talk

Getting Support

Many of you reading this will have known Jacob, his family or friends. Others may have come across this site after having to had to deal with the impact of a road traffic collision yourself.

Dealing with the emotions and practical aspects of things can and does feel overwhelming at times but please remember, you are not alone. There are people and organisations out there who can and will help.

We have been supported by the Police, NHS and the Road Victims Trust who have provided help and counselling to many of us who have been impacted by the loss of Jacob and I have included a few links below of services that you can use. It’s not a complete list and there are many other services available but we just wanted to provide a few pointers for people as it can be hard to know where to turn.

If you are in The UK and in need of urgent support then please contact your GP or call 111 and choose option 2.
Jacob and Ben looking into the distance in Arizona

Road Victims Trust – The Road Victims Trust is a charity dedicated to supporting people who have been affected by the grief and trauma of a road death or serious injury or life changing injury collisions. Their services are free and available to family, friends and colleagues of the person who has been killed or injured as well as witnesses of fatal and life changing injury road collisions. 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) – The service provides help to people aged 17 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, including: generalised anxiety disorder; social anxiety; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues. You can self refer yourself so do not need to speak to a GP first.

Young Minds – A UK based charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Centre 33 – They are strongly committed to supporting young people with their mental and emotional well-being. Sometimes talking to somebody who is not your parent, friend or family member in a confidential and non-judgemental setting can help you manage the worries and stresses of everyday life better.

The Compassionate Friends – TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.