Helpful organisations for grief and bereavement
When a loved one passes away, coping with grief can be incredibly difficult for some people. We've listed a number of helpful organisations which offer bereavement support below.
Cruse Bereavement Care (England and Wales)
Cruse can help anyone who has lost someone they love.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Young persons helpline: 0808 808 1677
Write to: Cruse Bereavement Care, PO Box 800,
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG
Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)
This is a good source of practical help and advice and is particularly helpful with financial or legal problems.
Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk to find your nearest bureau.
At a loss
At A Loss is the UK's signposting website for the bereaved – a comprehensive and accurate directory of services and information helping people easily and quickly find bereavement support and information appropriate to their situation and location in one place.
Death of a child
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends offers help for parents whose children have died.
Helpline: 0845 123 2304
Open daily: 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm.
Write to: The Compassionate Friends,
Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London, NW6 7UJ
The Child Death Helpline
A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
Helpline: 0800 282 986
(Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday and
Wednesday 1pm to 4pm and Every Evening 7pm
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Mental Health Foundation
Sea Containers House
20 Upper Ground
London SE1 9QB
Phone: 020 7803 1100
Support After Murder and Manslaughter
We know that one no one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. But we do understand that it’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact bereavement has on your life. This is why we offer the GriefChat service.
was created by bereavement experts and allows you to chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need.