Information and Support

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service which supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death. It welcomes calls from bereaved people and the professionals and volunteers who support them and aims to give straightforward, useful information, advice and signposting when you need it. Contact the helpline on 0800 634 9494 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) or visit the Bereavement Advice Centre site.

British Humanist Association

The British Humanist Association (BHA) provides trained celebrants who work with families to provide personalised and meaningful non-religious funerals. For more information on humanist funerals or find a local celebrant, email ceremonies@humanism.org.uk, or phone 020 7079 3580

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They can be contacted on 0844 477 9400 Mon to Fri 9:30 – 5pm, in Northern Ireland, call 028 9079 2419, or visit the Cruse site.

The WAY Foundation

The WAY Foundation aims to support young widowed men and women as they adjust to life after the death of their partner – whether that was a month, a year or or ten years ago. Phone 0300 012 4929; email info@thewayfoundation.org.uk or visit the WAY Foundation site.

Marie Curie Nurses

Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to terminally ill patients in their own homes. The charity’s nine hospices, also provide expert care and a better quality of life, for patients with cancer and other illnesses. To get help from the Marie Curie Nursing Service speak to your GP, district nurse or discharge nurse. For more information on the Marie Curie Nursing Service phone 08700 340 040 or visit the Marie Curie site.