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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.

Bereavement support

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
Website: www.cruse.org.uk
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Write to: Cruse Bereavement Care, PO Box 800,
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG

Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)

Helpline: 0845 600 2227
Website: www.crusescotland.org.uk
Email: info@crusescotland.org.uk
Write to: Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland,
Riverview House, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF

The Samaritans

Samaritans offer a 24-hour phone listening service.
Helpline: 116 123
Website: www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Citizens Advice

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.

Death of a child

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offers help for parents whose children have died.
Helpline: 0845 123 2304
Website: www.tcf.org.uk
Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk
Write to: The Compassionate Friends,
53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN

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
to 10pm).
Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

They offer help for parents whose children have died from cot death.
Helpline: 0808 802 6868
Website: www.fsid.org.uk
Email: helpline@fsid.org.uk
Write to: FSID, 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB


Suicide

Mental Health Foundation

9th Floor
Sea Containers House
20 Upper Ground
London SE1 9QB
Phone: 020 7803 1100
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

Mind information line
PO Box 277
Manchester M60 3XN
Phone: 0300 123 3393
Website: www.mind.org.uk
Email: info@mind.org.uk

Depression Alliance

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
Phone: 0845 123 23 20
Website: www.depressionalliance.org
Email: information@depressionalliance.org

Rethink

15th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7TP
Phone: 0845 456 0455
Website: www.rethink.org
Email: advice@rethink.org

Violent Death

Victim Support

Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street,
London W1W 6JL
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
Website: www.victimsupport.com
Email: supportline@victimsupport.org.uk

Support After Murder and Manslaughter

L&DRC Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Edgbaston
Birmingham B5 7RN
Helpline: 0845 872 3440
Website: www.samm.org.uk
Email: info@samm.org.uk

 

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.

GriefChat 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.


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