Bereavement Support Guide

We understand that many of our customers are visiting our website under unfortunate circumstances. Therefore we have created a list of bereavement support providers, self help guides, financial support programs and communities that could be of help to you during this difficult time.

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Supporting people that may be having trouble with grief by focusing on offering help to families when a loved one passes away.

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Phone: 08088 081677
Website: www.cruse.org.uk

AgeUK Advice
 

Support aimed towards the elderly, for any type of grief you may experience, providing you with someone to speak with when you are afraid.

Email: contact@ageuk.org.uk
Phone: 08006 781602
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Counselling Directory 

Organisation that specialises in connecting you with qualified, professional counsellors for both remote and in person sessions.

Phone: 03333 252500
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement

NHS Self Help  

A self help guide designed to provide you with the skillsets and tools to cope with bereavement and grief.

Phone: 08000 308012
Website: www.nhsinform.scot

Natural Death Centre 

A charitable organisation that provides support for anything related to bereavement, as well as giving support with funeral arrangement.

Email: rosie@naturaldeath.org.uk
Phone: 01962 712690
Website: www.naturaldeath.org.uk

The Good Grief Trust 

Provides support with discovering local groups in your area, as well as aiding organisations that help individuals dealing with bereavement. They offer advice, pop up cafes, and literature. 

Email: hello@thegoodgrieftrust.org
Phone: 07864 820148
Website: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

Grief Chat 

Assisting you with creating online memorials, as well as instantly connecting you to a chat with expert counsellors. Supports larger organisations & charities, as well as directly supporting families affected by grief or bereavement.

Email: info@griefchat.co.uk
Phone: 01524 889823
Website: www.griefchat.co.uk 

Samaritans 

Providing support for people who may be having a hard time coping and are in need of someone to speak to, regardless of what it be. Their 24/7 helpline is always there for when you need it.

Email: jo@samaritans.org
Phone: 116 123
Website: www.samaritans.org

Mind 

Provides advice for anybody that may be experiencing any extent of mental health problems, as well as signposting individuals to organisations that can provide professional support.

Email: info@mind.org.uk
Phone: 03001 233393
Website: www.mind.org.uk

Breathing Space Scotland 

Provides a free phone service for people that may be struggling with anxiety or depression, giving a safe space that allows individuals to recover from any emotional trauma they may be experiencing.

Email: breathingspaceresources@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk
Phone: 08008 38587
Website: www.breathingspace.scot

NHS - Grief after bereavement or loss 

NHS website providing advice on coping with the loss of loved ones and providing stress management apps and techniques.

Email: England.contactus@nhs.net
Phone: 03003 112233
Website: www.nhs.uk

Child Bereavement UK

Website targeted towards families who may be bereaved by the loss of a child, and supporting children through the hardships of bereavement.

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org
Phone: 08000 288840
Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

The Compassionate Friends 

Aids families or individuals who may be suffering with the passing of their child or a child related to them. They organise retreats, local support in your area, as well as any form of legal support.

Email: helpline@tcf.org
Phone: 03451 232304
Website: www.tcf.org.uk

The Lullaby Trust

Helps to support and aid families that may have lost loved ones due to sudden infant death syndrome. They organise a yearly Safer Sleep Week which aims to raise awareness of these issues and give the much needed forum for parents to share their experiences through.

Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk 
Phone: 08088 026869
Website: www.lullabytrust.org.uk

The Loss Foundation

Helps to support family members, spouses or friends that may have lost a loved one from any cancer related cause.

Email: info@thelossfoundation.org
Phone: 03002 004112
Website: www.thelossfoundation.org

Cruse Bereavement Care - Hope Again

The youth section of Cruse bereavement care, providing workshops and support for children and young people experiencing loss.

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Phone: 08088 081677
Website: www.hopeagain.org.uk

Grief Encounter Project

Providing one to one sessions, retreats, for children, young people and parents that require guidance or help regarding bereavement.

Email: grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk
Phone: 08088 020111
Website: www.griefencounter.org.uk

SLOW - Surviving the Loss of your World 

London based organisation providing help for bereaved siblings and parents, providing sibling workshops, regular meetings based in London, as well as resources.

Email: info@slowgroup.co.uk
Phone: 07532 423674
Website: www.slowgroup.co.uk

Winston's Wish 

The UK's first charity targeted towards children, through online chats, the ASK email service, crisis messenger, and their helpline.

Email: ask@winstonswish.org
Phone: 08088 020021
Website: www.winstonswish.org

A Child Of Mine

Helps to give families emotional support and a befriending service for parents to share their experiences with each other, as well as alternative forms of therapy like Aromatherapy.

Email: hello@achildofmine.org.uk
Phone: 01785 283434
Website: www.achildofmine.org.uk

Child Death Helpline

A service in which volunteers support bereaved parents, provide advice and someone to speak to when they are bereaved by the loss of their child.

Email: contact@childdeathhelpline.org
Phone: 08088 006019
Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

2 Wish Upon A Star

Organisation based in Wales providing ongoing assistance for families who have lost loved ones aged 25 or under. They also help with the creation of memory boxes and monthly events for people to discuss their experiences.

Email: info@2wishuponastar.org
Phone: 01443 853125
Website: www.2wishuponastar.org

The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group

Support group giving a forum and place to speak about their experiences, struggles, and issues for parents bereaved by the loss of twins or triplets.

Contact - bereavementsupport@twinstrust.org
Website: www.twinstrust.org/bereavement

Rosie Crane Trust

The Rosie Crane Trust gives access to a safe helpline that allows bereaved parents and families to cope with loss. They also have a befriending service that connects parents to other parents who may have gone through similar circumstances.

Email: Contact@rosiecranetrust.co.uk
Phone: 01460 55120
Website: www.rosiecranetrust.org 

Bereavement Benefits

The government website for applications for financial support when dealing with bereavement. 

Phone 08007 310469
Website: www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/bereavement

Funeral Costs Help

An information site that provides price breakdowns of the various costs that may come with organising a funeral.

Website: www.funeralcostshelp.co.uk

SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter)

Peer support for families dealing with bereavement due to Manslaughter or murder, with access to further help like counselling, pop up cafes to meet and discuss issues, as well as Empowerment Weekends.

Email: info@samm.org.uk 
Phone: 01214 722912
Website: www.samm.org.uk


RoadPeace

A national charity that provides assistance for families bereaved by road accidents or seriously injured individuals, and helping to reduce road danger.

Email: helpline@roadpeace.org
Phone: 08454 500355
Website: www.roadpeace.org


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Support organisation targeted towards anyone bereaved by the suicide of a loved one, with resources like film, literature, prose, and poetry as well as connecting you with local groups in your area

Email: email.support@uksobs.org
Phone: 03001 115065
Website: www.uksobs.org


WAY (Widowed and Young)

An organisation primarily located in Derby, providing forums and a place to speak for young widows, allowing people to share their experiences.

Phone: 07375 918599
Website: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

The Jolly Dollies 

Social media site designed for Widows to connect and share their experiences, providing a place to regain their social life through activities and events.

Email: contact@thejollydollies.com
Website: www.thejollydollies.co.uk

Thank you for taking the time to look through this guide. We really hope that this guide could have been helpful to you during this difficult time.