Article 06.05.2021

Developing a Web Resource to Support Families and Friends Bereaved During COVID-19

We are a team of researchers in the School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton undertaking a study to develop an online web resource to support families who have been bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise that families are unique and can comprise relatives, friends, neighbours and others (anyone that is important) and therefore define ‘family’ in this way.

As part of our research, we are asking members of the public, who have had experience of bereavement, and bereavement experts to complete a short, anonymous online survey. The questions in the survey are based on recognised evidence and theory regarding families and bereavement. The questions ask how this evidence and theory reflects your experiences and how it can be best applied to provide a web-resource to support family and friends who have been bereaved. The survey also asks for views on the design and function required of a web-resource to ensure it is accessible and easily usable. Information collected from the survey will be used to inform the development of the online web resource.

We would be grateful if you would consider completing the survey and sharing it with other organisations in your network. Further information and access to the survey can be found at:

It is anticipated that completing the survey will take around 15 minutes. We would appreciate receiving completed responses by Thursday 27 May.

If you have any questions please contact the research team at:

Further information about the study can be found at: