Information and Support: Bereavement
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by bereavement, the following organisations may be able to help.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care provides support after the death of someone close including face to face, telephone, group support, as well as bereavement support for children.
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
0808 802 6161 (Scotland)
Hopeagain (Cruse for young people) - support for children and young people affected by the death of someone close.
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm)
The National Bereavement Partnership
The National Bereavement Partnership provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from bereavement, grief, living loss, mental health issues, and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phone: 0800 448 0800
Sudden is an early intervention service providing emotional and practical support following an unexpected bereavement.
Phone: 0800 2600 400
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
Phone: 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm daily)
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by child bereavement, the following organisations may be able to help.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Phone: 0800 02 888 40
Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Phone: 0800 282 986
The Compassionate Friends offer support, understanding and comfort to bereaved siblings and parents after the death of a child, of any age, from any cause.
Phone: 0345 123 2304 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm)
Grief Encounter offer support to children and young people after the death of someone close via a range of services including a confidential space to chat and be heard.
You can access this free, via their website or telephone.
Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm)
Winston's Wish provides services to bereaved children, young people and their families and offer practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Phone: 08088 020 021
Other sources of information on bereavement
These organisations may refer to other support services that the BBC has not necessarily verified.
Information from the NHS on Grief after bereavement or loss
At a Loss
AtaLoss.org provides a searchable directory of services from around the UK, an online chat facility and a library of resources and information for the bereaved.
The Good Grief Trust
Dying Matters offers information on end of life and bereavement, including writing a will, funeral plans and end of life care.