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)
0845 600 2227 (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 Bereavement Trust
The Bereavement Trust offers comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved from 6pm until 10pm every evening of the year.
Phone: 0800 435 455
Dying Matters offers information on end of life and bereavement, including writing a will, funeral plans and end of life care.
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: 0845 123 0345 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm)
Northern Ireland: 028 8778 8016 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-9.30pm)
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
Grief Encounter provides child bereavement counselling, workbooks, a Grief Relief Kit and family days for bereaved children, young people and their families.
Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)