Finding bereavement support in Reading

The loss of a loved one is an incredibly challenging and emotional journey and it isn’t always a journey that is easy to navigate alone. Every one of us is different and there is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there is support out there to help you grieve in your own way.

Here is a selection of bereavement support services in Reading and Berkshire. Please know that you are not alone, and our funeral directors are available 24/7 to provide you with help and support.


Cruse Bereavement Care – Thames Valley, Berkshire

Cruse Bereavement Care is the UK's largest bereavement services charity and have two hubs here in Berkshire, with the Thames Valley hub best placed to serve individuals and families in East and Central Reading. They offer free individual and group counselling via zoom, as well as over the phone advice.

Call 01344 411919
Visit the Cruse website

Samaritans - Reading

The Samaritans offer a 24-hour advice line. The service is run by volunteers who are specially trained to support individuals who are experiencing loss and grief.

Call 116 123
Visit the Samaritans website

National Bereavement Service

Providing practical advice on all steps necessary when someone dies, as well as offering emotional support, the NBS offer telephone as well as online live chat available 6 days a week.

Call 0800 024 6121
Visit the NBS website

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families when a child is grieving or when a child dies. They support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. They offer free support by phone or online video. Their nearest support group to Reading is in Aylesbury.

Call 0800 028 8840
Visit the Child Bereavement website

Get the support you need from Cyril H Lovegrove

We hope you have found this information useful. If you have experienced a loss, the first step in finding the right support is finding the right funeral director. We have helped families in Reading and the surrounding areas for more than three decades and we want to help you too. If you would like more information on any of the above bereavement support services in Reading or would like to start arranging a funeral, call us today on: 0118 946 1393.


If you are experiencing a bereavement as a loved one has passed away, please call us immediately. We are available 24/7, to help and guide you at every step
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