Bereavement Organisations

AtaLoss.org

AtaLoss.org aims to ensure that people in the UK affected by bereavement can access support. They have online resources to help people find support and have a range of resources which help people cope with bereavement. They currently have a range of projects which support people of different ages.

Babyloss

The Babyloss website supports anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. The website provides information regarding available support organisations for parents, their families and friends.

Bereavement Advice Centre

The Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based service. The service supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death. On their website there is a variety of information regarding practical issues that occur after a death.

If you need advice call them on their Freephone number – 0800 634 9494.

Days – Monday to Friday (excluding Bank holidays)

Times – 9 am-5 pm

Childhood Bereavement Network 

The Childhood Bereavement Network supports people working with bereaved children, young people and their families to improve bereavement care for children. The network supports bereaved children through advocatingThere is a range of information on their website about their campaign work, help around a death for young people, parents and carers and schools and professionals and research priorities regarding the impact of bereavement in childhood. 

Child Death Helpline 

The Child Death Helpline is a confidential helpline for  people who have been affected by a child’s death. Trained volunteers who have been in the same situation answer calls.

Please call them on 0800 282 986 or if using a mobile the number is 0808 800 6019.

The helpline is open every day.

Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm

Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm

Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Every evening 7pm – 10pm

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity for bereaved people which offers confidential and free support, advice and information. Support is available face-to-face, over the telephone and online. Trained bereavement volunteers staff the helpline and provide emotional support for people affected by bereavement.

For telephone support call them on 0808 808 1677

Days – Monday to Friday (excluding Bank holidays)

Times – 9.30 am – 5 pm.

For information about local support go to their “local services” page.

Grief Encouter

Grief Encounter aims to support children affected by bereavement. They provide a range of services for children, young people and their families.

You can call their helpline on 0208 371 8455 for advice and guidance, or you can email them at support@grienfencounter.org.uk.

Grief Encounter also provides specialist resources which are available for registered families. This includes specially created Grief Relief Kits which were designed by their highly qualified clinical team, and helps children grieve. E-Counselling services are also available for young people. For more information please email them on ecounselling@griefencounter.org.uk or visit their website.

Mosaic

Mosaic is a Dorset-based charity which supports children, young people and their families who are bereaved or facing bereavement. Mosaic offers residential camps which allows children to share their experiences.

Outlook Bereavement Support

Outlook Bereavement Support is a charity sponsored by Tapper Funeral Service which provides bereavement counselling and support across Dorset. The sole aim is to help the recently bereaved come to terms with loss and find a way forward in life.The early months of bereavement are inevitably difficult and so Outlook Bereavement Support hopes that by extending a hand of friendship, it can help those who need it to rediscover a social life, provide practical advice and emotional support, plus help you start to build a new future.Outlook runs a programme of events which includes social functions, support and friendship groups plus practical, educational help forums. There is no charge for membership of this group and anyone is free to join or leave as they wish. For more information please call Leanne Adimi on 01202 338530 or John Taylor on 01202 338535. You will also find Outlook Bereavement Support on Facebook and Twitter

Samaritans

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. You can talk to them any time you like in your own way and off the record, about whatever’s getting to you.

Call for free any time on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

SOBS

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a self-help organisation which aims to provide a confidential environment for bereaved people aged over 18 to share their experiences and gain support. SOBS offers local support groups, a confidential helpline and also email support.

Call their national helpline on 0300 111 5065 for confidential support. The majority of the  helpline is staffed by volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide. The helpline is open 9am to 9pm every day.

If you would prefer support via email their email address is sobs.support@hotmail.com.

The Bereavement Services Portal

The Bereavement Services Portal is a useful website which provides a range of information regarding practical issues after a death. Information is provided on a range of areas including funeral planning, funeral directors and memorials.

The Bereavement Trust

The Bereavement Trust is a national Freephone helpline which provides bereavement support in the evenings.

If you need support and practical advice please call their helpline on 0800 435 455. Lines are open every day from 6pm – 10pm.

WAY – Widowed & Young

WAY is a national charity for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. The peer support group is run by a volunteer network which provides practical and emotional support.

Widowed Young Support 

Widowed Young Support is a service provided by Care For the Family. The service aims to listen and support people who have lost their partner or spouse. Support is available for people aged 50 and younger, or aged 50+ with dependent children.

They provide a telephone befriending service which is run by people who have been bereaved. For more information about this service please call (029) 2081 0800 or email mail@cff.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish was the first children’s bereavement charity in the UK. Winston’s Wish provides specialist support for bereaved children.

If you are supporting a bereaved child and need help or advice please call their Freephone helpline on 08088 020 021