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Bereavement Support

The loss of a partner, relative or close friend is one of the most difficult life events that we have to face. Bereavement affects each individual differently and some people find that they need additional support at such a difficult time. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family to come to terms with their loss.

We have listed a number of organizations that operate bereavement support services.

Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.

Care For The Family

Care for the family.org.uk supporting bereaved people

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement

Compassionate Friends

Compassionate friends offer support after the death of a child of any age


This is a charitable organisation specialising in bereavement help.

Dying Matters

Raising Awareness of dying, death and bereavement.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter Helping Children Though Bereavement

Grief Journey

Dr Bill Webster provides ongoing grief support at his web site

The Samaritans

The Samaritans Someone to Talk To

Winstons Wish

Winston’s wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK