Bereavement and Loss

Bereavement and Loss

Armchair Advice – Bereavement and Grief

Armchair Advice is a place you can turn to if you are experiencing terminal illness or bereavement. Whatever you need from practical information, legal or financial guidance or emotional support you can find it here. Here you can source expert advice and talk to people with similar experiences.

Child Bereavement Charity

The Child Bereavement Charity (CBC) is a leading UK charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Currently the charity trains around 5,000 professionals each year across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, and an interactive website with an online forum for bereaved families.

Childhood Bereavement Network

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It involves and is actively supported by all the major bereavement care providers in the UK.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the major UK charity offering support to bereaved people, whatever their situation. Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.  Free helpline 0808 808 1677.  Local contact 0191 276 5533.

Daisy’s Dream – supporting bereaved children and their families

Support for bereaved children and their families in Berkshire and surrounding areas. Has useful resources on the web site.

Public Health England’s ‘Help is at Hand’ Guide

People who have been bereaved by suicide have used their experiences to lead the revision of a support guide to help others affected by someone taking their own life.

RD4U Home Page

RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Involvement Project and is here to support people after the death of someone close. RD4U means the ‘road for you’ – the main aim of the site is to let people find their own ‘road’ to dealing with their loss.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Readable and well-researched information on bereavement for the public from The Royal College of Psychiatrists. This information can be found in leaflets, books and on audio cassette.


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Samaritans offer their service by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of our branches. Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland. If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, visit to find your nearest helpline.

Simon Says

Support for bereaved children and their families in Hampshire and surrounding areas. The web site offers education and information.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. It is a self-help organisation offering emotional and practical support in a number of ways: confidential telephone helpline; support information; help by e-mail; group meetings (in a number of locations); one-day conferences; residential events; information relating to practical issues and problems.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. It also offers support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.

UK Care Guide – Bereavement Help

UK Care Guide has produced an infographic and help article to help break down, in simple terms, all the steps that someone needs to go through when they have lost a loved one.   This graphic is an easy way to get across a daunting subject at a difficult time.

Find the article and graphic here.

Winston’s Wish – the charity for bereaved children

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance before, during and after bereavement they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process.

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