Further Information and Support
There are a large number of bereavement resources available. We have provided a diverse but non-exhaustive selection below (listed alphabetically). Please be aware that their listing is not necessarily an endorsement.
Bereavement Advice Centre
Web address: www.bereavementadvice.org
This centre provides practical information on a range of bereavement advice topics via their website and helpline 0800 634 9494 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).
Child Bereavement UK
Web address: www.childbereavementuk.org
This organisation helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, to provide the best possible care to bereaved families. National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40.
Cruse Bereavement Support
Web address: www.cruse.org.uk
The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The number is 0808 808 1677 (open Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Weekends 10am-2pm) or email email@example.com
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau provide useful information about what to do after a death and they have advisors that you can talk to.
Web address: grief-channel.com
On demand access to recordings of all Good Grief Festival (an annual collaborative event led by the University of Bristol and supported by Marie Curie and the National Lottery Community Fund) events for 1 year. The events include a wide range of panel discussions with experts, conversations with the bereaved and workshops. During the festival access to sessions is free but for ongoing access a fee of £20 (2021) is required.
Good Grief Trust
Web address: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
An online portal of UK bereavement services, searchable by type and location. Their National Bereavement Partnership helpline 0800 448 0800 is open 7am to 10pm for emotional support.
Practical and financially orientated information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions after a death in
Web address: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereavement
If you want to talk to someone following a bereavement (from any illness), Marie Curie are available to help. Their free telephone support services on 0800 090 2309 are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday.
National Health Service
This website discusses common symptoms after bereavement and makes recommendations about how to deal with them and where to seek further support.
Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you - whether that's information and resources, qualified counsellors, or a community of others with similar experiences. These services are free and can be accessed by the web address above.
The Coroners’ Courts Support Service
Web address: coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk
Trained volunteers support bereaved families, witnesses and others when they attend an inquest at the coroner's court and via a national helpline. Call 0300 111 2141 (Monday to Friday between 9am-7pm and Saturdays between 9am-2pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web address: untanglegrief.com
Resources and community support following a bereavement. The website requires registration for use and facilitates social networking / group support for the bereaved.
Widowed and Young
Web address: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk
This charity offers peer to peer support for anyone bereaved of a husband, wife or partner under the age of 51.