Sunlight through treesUseful Links

There is a lot of support available to help the bereaved through their grieving and beyond. Linked below are a selection of services that may be beneficial to you or someone you know.

Cruse Bereavement Support

This nationwide service provides bereavement counselling, advice, information, and social contact. 

The Compassionate Friends

Giving support to parents whose child has died.

Macmillan Cancer Support

This service provides cancer information, practical advice, and emotional support for patients, families, and friends who are bereaved by cancer.

The Samaritans

A charity offering a supportive person to talk to. There are more than 180 branches open 24 hours a day.

Child Death Helpline

This is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, regardless of when it happened.

WAY Foundation (Widowed and Young)

Support for young widowed men and women across the UK, regardless of marital or parental status.

Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity)

Sands exists to reduce the numbers of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish o­ffers support, information and guidance to people caring for a bereaved child.

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

A self-help, voluntary organisation. Many of those helping have themselves been bereaved by suicide.

Age UK

Call Age UK to find out whether there is a local Age UK near you, and to order free copies of information guides.