Bereavement support

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How can you get help and support with bereavement?

There are many organisations that can help and support you following bereavement. Below is a list of some of them, which might be useful to you at this time.


Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help. Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

Visit: NHS - Grief after bereavement or loss.

British Organ Donor Society (BODY)

A self-help and support group for families of organ donors and for those who have received organs.

Telephone: 01223 893636.

The Compassionate Friends

Gives support to parents whose children have died.

Telephone: 084 5123 2304 or visit The Compassionate Friends.

MacMillan Cancer Support

Offers support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.

Telephone: 080 8808 0000 or visit Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides a nationwide service of bereavement counselling, advice, information and social contact

through its headquarters and more than 196 local branches, to anyone bereaved by death irrespective of age, race, religion, gender or sexual preference.

Telephone: 034 5123 2304 or visit Cruse Bereavement Support.

Lullaby Trust

For parents of a baby who has died suddenly and unexpectedly. There are leaflets and information for bereaved parents and health professionals.

Telephone: 080 8802 6868 (24 hours) or visit Lullaby Trust - Safer sleep for babies, Support for families.

The Miscarriage Association

Offers support and information on all aspects of pregnancy loss (miscarriage up to 24 weeks and ectopic pregnancy).

Telephone: 019 2420 0799 or visit Miscarriage Association.

Road Peace

The UK's national charity for road crash victims, provides support to those bereaved or injured in a road crash.

Telephone: 084 5450 0355 or visit Road Peace.

The Samaritans

For someone you can talk to who will give you support.

There are over 180 branches that are open 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 084 5790 9090 or visit Samaritans.

SSAFA Forces Help

The national charity helping serving and ex-service men, women and their families in need.

Telephone: 084 5241 7141 or visit SSAFA - The armed forces charity (Greater Manchester).

The Terrence Higgins Trust

A charity providing practical support, help, counselling and advice for anyone with or concerned about AIDS or HIV infection.

Telephone: 080 8802 1221 or visit Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Still-birth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)

Offers support to parents bereaved through pregnancy loss, still-birth or neonatal death.

Telephone: 020 7436 5881 or visit Sands - Stillbirth and neonatal death society.

The War Widows Association of Great Britain

Gives advice, help and support to all war widows and dependants.

Telephone: 084 5241 2189.

Contact for Bereavement Service