Grief is natural response to death, but these feelings are often heightened during this time of year. Loneliness and the impact of bereavement at Christmas can make the death of a loved-one even more devastating and, at times, this may seem unbearable.

This year the impact of Covid-19 has also been overwhelming with many unable to be with loved ones as they died.  Saying goodbye has often been delayed and the sense of loss, for some, has been harder to cope with.


Our bereavement services are seeing a 100% increase of need and are vital now more than ever before. We anticipate even greater need over the Christmas period with grief complicated by just how incredibly lonely life has been for some over the last few months. 


We are writing to you to ask for support of our crucial bereavement services this Christmas.


With your support we can make sure Mountbatten is by the side of everyone in need.


“It was so lovely to be able to talk to a good listener who allowed me to talk through my feelings.  They reassured me that my feelings are normal. They understood.  Mountbatten Hampshire’s bereavement service is amazing and very valuable.”


By donating to Mountbatten this Christmas, we can make sure our expert team are there for everyone who need us.


With your generosity, we will still be just a phone call away.


Dr Jane Hazeldine

Director of Psychosocial & Spiritual Care