Bereavement Support

Our service extends beyond the day of the funeral and if there are any further problems or difficulties of whatever nature, we will be able to put you in contact with people who are willing and able to offer practical help, understanding, sympathetic counsel and comfort.

Advice, support and contacts

Open Monday to Friday 09.30 – 17.00
Helpline: 0844 477 9400
Young Person’s helpline: 0808 808 1677

[email protected]
crusebereavementcare.org.uk

24 hour helpline support every day of the year for anyone in distress including those who are feeling suicidal.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90

www.samaritans.org

Provides a self help network across the UK to those who are bereaved through losing their partner/spouse when aged 50 or under, together with their children.
Tel: 0870 011 3450
www.wayfoundation.org.uk

Provides a self help network across the UK to those who are bereaved through losing their partner/spouse when aged 50 or under, together with their children.
Tel: 0870 2413 337
www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Helpline support for anyone affected by the death of a child, irrespective of the age of the child, the relationship or the length of time since the death. Provided by Great Ormond Street and Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospitals.
Open every day 19.00 – 22.00, Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00, Wednesday
13.00 – 16.00
Tel: 0800 282986
www.childdeathhelpline.org

A charity that has a dual focus of training professionals who work with families and children affected by a death who also produce excellent resources that can be used by those who are bereaved.
Open every day 19.00 – 22.00
Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00
Wednesday 13.00 – 16.00
For the Information and Support Team: 01494 446648
www.childbereavement.org.uk

Gives support for those caring for children affected by the death of a parent or a sibling and to the children themselves.
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05
www.winstonswish.org.uk

Support by telephone, befriending and local groups for anyone affected by the death of a child. Please note that this charity supports people irrespective of the age of the child at the time of death i.e. the child may
have reached adulthood.
Open every day of the year 10.00 – 1600 and 18.30 – 22.30
Tel: 0845 123 2304
www.tcf.org.uk

Support for gay men and lesbians expecting or anticipating bereavement and also for their families and friends.
Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 19.00 – 22.30
Tel: 020 7403 5969

A self help organisation which exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a family member or anyone close to them.
Open every day 09.00 – 21.00
Tel: 0844 561 6855
www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Tel: 0845 4500 355
www.roadpeace.org

Find a counsellor

Professional association and accrediting body for counsellors.
Open Monday to Friday 08.45 – 17.00
Tel: 0870 443 5252
www.bacp.co.uk [includes a ‘Find a Counsellor’ section]

Association and accrediting body for counsellors working from a specifically Christian perspective. Includes ’Find a Counsellor’ on the link.
Tel: 0845 124 9569 or 0845 124 9570
www.acc-uk.org

Providing details of the person who has died to the Bereavement Register helps to prevent direct mailing of advertising material.
Tel: 0870 600 7222
www.the-bereavement-register.org.uk