What to say to someone who is bereaved Finding the words How do you find the words to say when someone has been bereaved? What are the right things to do, to show you care? The reality of the COVID-19 outbreak is that we will all need to better understand what to say when someone has been bereaved. Jane Hazeldine is Mountbatten's Director of Psychosocial Care. Here she describes some of the ways you can help someone through this most challenging of times. Contact our bereavement service If you have been bereaved, in any circumstance, you can call Mountbatten's Bereavement Service for free support on (01983) 217346 during office hours. You can also contact our Bereavement Support Helpline by calling (01983) 217297. This helpline, staffed by trained volunteers, is available between 10:00am and midnight, seven days a week.