Further Information and Support

There are a large number of bereavement resources available. We have provided a diverse but non-exhaustive selection below (listed alphabetically). Please be aware that their listing is not necessarily an endorsement.

At a Loss

Web address: ataloss.org

This organisation exists to signpost individuals to bereavement support dependent on your loss, age, and location. You can email office@ataloss.org and/or talk to a counsellor on-line via: Griefchat

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Web address: www.bacp.co.uk

For information on finding a qualified counsellor refer to the therapist directory on the website or email bacp@bacp.co.uk

Bereavement Advice Centre

Web address: www.bereavementadvice.org

This centre provides practical information on a range of bereavement advice topics via their website and helpline 0800 634 9494 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

Child Bereavement UK

Web address: www.childbereavementuk.org

This organisation helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, to provide the best possible care to bereaved families. National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Web address: www.cruse.org.uk

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The number is 0808 808 1677 (open Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Weekends 10am-2pm) or email helpline@cruse.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau

Web address: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and-wills/what-to-do-after-a-death

The Citizens Advice Bureau provide useful information about what to do after a death and they have advisors that you can talk to.

Grief Channel

Web address: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQz4-WRg2us-wGNA2bzrJQ

Good Grief Festival (an annual collaborative event led by the University of Bristol and supported by Marie Curie and the National Lottery Community Fund) content is available to watch on this YouTube site.

Good Grief Trust

Web address: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

An online portal of UK bereavement services, searchable by type and location. Their National Bereavement Partnership helpline 0800 448 0800 is open 7am to 10pm for emotional support.

Marie Curie

Web address: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereavement

If you want to talk to someone following a bereavement (from any illness), Marie Curie are available to help. Their free telephone support services on 0800 090 2309 are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday.

National Association of Funeral Directors

Web address: nafd.org.uk

Information for bereaved families about arranging a funeral, see www.nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/arranging-a-funeral

National Health Service

Web address: www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/grief-bereavement-loss

This website discusses common symptoms after bereavement and makes recommendations about how to deal with them and where to seek further support.

SAIF (The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors)

Web address: saif.org.uk

For guidance and advice in planning and arranging a funeral, see saif.org.uk/funeral-advice

Sue Ryder

Web address: www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/online-bereavement-support

Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you - whether that's information and resources, qualified counsellors, or a community of others with similar experiences. These services are free and can be accessed by the web address above.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Web address: uksobs.org

This organisation exists to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide. Call 0300 11 5065 (Monday to Sunday 9am–9pm) or email email.support@uksobs.org.

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service

Web address: coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk

Trained volunteers support bereaved families, witnesses and others when they attend an inquest at the coroner's court and via a national helpline. Call 0300 111 2141 (Monday to Friday between 9am-7pm and Saturdays between 9am-2pm) or email helpline@ccss.org.uk.

The Loss Foundation

Web address: thelossfoundation.org

Free bereavement support for loss to Cancer or Covid, call 0300 200 4112 or email info@thelossfoundation.org

The National Bereavement Service

Web address: www.thenbs.org

The National Bereavement Service exists to help those in need of support during the difficult time of bereavement. Call 0800 0246 121 or email info@thenbs.org

The Samaritans

Web address: www.samaritans.org

When life is difficult, Samaritans are available day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123 (at any time) or email them at jo@samaritans.org

Untangle Grief

Web address: untanglegrief.com

Resources and community support following a bereavement. The website requires registration for use and facilitates social networking / group support for the bereaved.

Widowed and Young

Web address: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

This charity offers peer to peer support for anyone bereaved of a husband, wife or partner under the age of 51.