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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)

Visit the Cruse Bereavement Care website


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)

Visit the Hopeagain website

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

Visit The Bereavement Trust website

Dying Matters

Dying Matters offers information on end of life and bereavement, including writing a will, funeral plans and end of life care.

Visit the Dying Matters website

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

Visit the Child Bereavement UK website

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

Visit the Child Death Helpline website

Compassionate Friends

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)

Northern Ireland: 028 8778 8016 (daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-9.30pm)

Visit the Compassionate Friends website

Grief Encounter

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)

Visit the Grief Encounter website

Winston's Wish

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

Visit the Winston's Wish website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by caring issues, organisations listed on our Carers support page may be able to help.

You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.