Support Services

Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support.  

If you are looking for a particular organisation you can search by name by scrolling down the list.  It is alphabetical and UK wide organisations are listed first.         

If you are newly bereaved, feel free to use our GriefChat facility where a bereavement counsellor will (confidentially) talk with you.

Also the "Tell Us Once" government service will allow you to notify more than 20 services and organisations of a death.


A Child Of Mine UK Wide

A Child of Mine is a registered charity supporting families across the Midlands and UK and working alongside healthcare professionals when a child has died.  We educate on the needs and experiences of bereaved parents which helps to improve the care they give in the future. We are a small charity but work passionately to deliver services for families who have lost a child at any age or circumstance. 

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Practical support, Listening, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Events, Grants

AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) UK Wide

AAFDA is a national organisation helping families emotionally and practically after homicide (especially domestic homicide). Our expert caseworkers have suffered either homicide in their families or serious domestic abuse. We specialise in guiding and advocating in Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Reviews, Serious Case Reviews, Inquests and other inquiries.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Practical support, Listening, Website articles and information, Advocacy

Aching Arms UK Wide

Aching Arms is a national charity that provides free comfort bears to bereaved parents to support their mental health and healing after the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth or soon after.

We work with midwives in EPUs, NICUs and labour wards to help bring comfort to bereaved parents by asking them to offer our comfort bears to those who have lost a baby. The bears we give are a gift from another family who has experienced the loss of a baby, so the parents receiving the bear know they are not alone.

Services: Friendship support, Website articles and information

Action against Medical Accidents UK Wide

AvMA is the charity for patient safety & justice. If you have lost a loved one when something has gone wrong with healthcare, our helpline can help you find the support you need. Our inquest service may be able to support you through an inquest into your loved one’s death.

Services: Practical support, Listening, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Advocacy

Action on Pre-eclampsia UK Wide

We’re a national charity who campaigns and lobbies for funds, research and education to support those affected by Pre-eclampsia.

Services: Professional counselling, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

Anna Freud Youth Wellbeing UK Wide

The Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of free local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25, along with important information you may find helpful.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) UK Wide

ARC is the only national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Listening, Drop in, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

Ashwood Therapy UK Wide

Ashwood Therapy is a private online counselling service run by Rob Oglesby, a BACP-registered therapist with extensive experience assisting those facing the loss of a child or young person. Counselling is provided through secure video call, instant messaging and encrypted email and a free, no-obligation online consultation is available.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling

ASSIST Trauma care Across England Across Wales

Specialist evidence-based trauma therapy for individuals and families bereaved by homicide

Services: One to One

BEAD (Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs) UK Wide

Our website is a source of information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use, and includes advice on overcoming grief and practical aspects of a bereavement as well as personal accounts that show people they are not alone.

Services: Website articles and information

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We seek to contact them to update the information at regular intervals but cannot be responsible for the accuracy at any one time. reserves the right to remove any entry from this database without notifying the organisation