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Bereavement services

Bereavement services resources from the UK

NHS Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service

NHS Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service

NHS Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service offer links to resources and organisations who can support individuals who have been bereaved.

Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web based information service giving practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.

Freephone: 0800 634 94 94

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust offer support and information to all with an informative website.

WAY Widowed and Young

Widowed and Young

Widowed and Young (WAY) is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.

Dying Matters

Dying Matters

Dying Matters - Resources and support for anyone who loses a close friend or relative, especially if it’s sudden or earlier than expected.

Welsh Windows and Widowers

Welsh Widows and Widowers

Welsh Widows and Widowers offer support for widowed men and women of any age.

Phone: 07749542858

Age Cymru

Age Cymru

Age Cymru

National helpline: 0800 022 3444

Survivors of Bereavement

Survivors of Bereavement

Survivors of Bereavement - For people bereaved or affected by suicide. At present all support groups have been suspended. They are looking to increase their national capacity for telephone support and are also exploring the use of Zoom to enable face to face meetings.

Helpline (open 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday): 0300 111 5065.

Email: email.support@uksobs.org

Grief Chat

Grief Chat

Grief Chat is a safe space for grieving or bereaved people to be able to share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. In addition to this, Grief Chat can help bereaved people to consider if they need additional support and where to get this from.

Using Grief Chat is free of charge and is open Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (UK time) to grieving or bereaved people. If they are not online, you can still send a message using the chat box and they will reply as soon as back online.

Phone: 01524 782910

Email: info@griefchat.co.uk

Hope Again

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Here you will find information about services provided, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Phone: 0808 808 1677

Email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN)

Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN)

Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.

Email: cbn@ncb.org.uk

Phone: 020 7843 6309

Lost For Words

Lost For Words

Lost For Words is a new e-book created by Ben Brooks-Dutton with the Life Matters task force – a coalition of charities calling for better support for bereaved families. The free to download e-book is made up of advice and insights from children bereaved from infancy to teenage years.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK

Freephone: 0800 0288840

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is one of the UKs leading childhood bereavement charities, created to help children who have suffered the death of a parent or sibling. Are you a child, teenager or adult who has experienced the death of a loved one? Are you a caregiver who needs advice on how to support young people following the death of a parent or sibling? Do you need to talk? You can call, email or instant chat with trained professionals at grieftalk, 5 days a week, 9am – 9pm.

Email: grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk

Phone: 0808 8020111

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents, is available for support and information 365 days a year.

Phone: 0345 123 2304

Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

2 Wish Upon a Star

2 Wish Upon a Star

2 Wish Upon a Star was established in 2012 to provide bereavement support for families who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child or young person aged 25 years and under. This service has been extended to provide to support professionals from any field. 2WUAS are able to offer support in a number of ways, all of which are confidential.

Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish - Every day, more than 100 children are bereaved of a parent in the UK. Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, offering practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

Phone: 08088 020 021

Email: ask@winstonswish.org