Support Services

Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support. At the moment, face to face bereavement support is not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many bereavement charities are providing online support and helplines. Please visit their websites to check how to access this support.​

If you are looking for a particular organisation you can search by name by scrolling down the list.  It is alphabetical and 'local' organisations are listed first, then UK wide. Our aim is for these organisations to self submit their details to ensure they are accurate and up to date. Where they have done this, the organisation is marked with a tick.     

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.


Barnardo's Child Bereavement Service Across Northern Ireland

Provide individuals and groups support to children and young people up to 18 years old who have been bereaved

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

Barnardo's Scotland Rollercoaster Service Across Scotland

Therapeutic support for the child, parent, carer suffering bereavement or loss. 1:1 counselling, group work and individual therapy.

Services: Professional counselling

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

Bereaved Parent Support - Care for the Family UK Wide

Resources, telephone befriending and events to help those who have lost a son or daughter of any age, in any circumstance. Providing support and encouragement through the grieving process.  We also provide useful support films on YouTube at the following link and you can sign up for our regular email support newsletter.

BPS support those who’ve lost a child up to the age of 35 through their telephone befriending and offer support for any age at their events.

Services: One to One, Peer support, Friendship support, Listening, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Events, Email support

Bereavement Support for Men from UK Wide

Support for men of any age who have lost someone important at any time. Peer support, Activity weekends, Events, Website articles and information.

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

BPSON (Bereaved Parents Support Organisations Network) UK Wide

We are a network of professional organisations providing a central networking hub as a point of contact and valuable resource for all organisations and individuals supporting parents who have experienced the death of either their baby, child, or adult child, whatever the cause of their death.


Services: Practical support, Website articles and information, Advocacy

Brake Helpline - Brake UK Wide

Brake's helpline is a quality accredited, freephone support service, providing information and advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear. Calls are confidential and there is no time limit to our support.

The helpline provides support for UK residents in the following circumstances:
bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
caring for someone bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
police officer, teacher or health worker, wanting advice about how to help people affected by a crash

We will provide support whether the crash was recent or a long time ago, and whether it occurred in this country or abroad.

Services: Practical support, Listening, Phone helpline, Advocacy, Email support

Brief Lives - Remembered UK Wide

"Brief Lives - Remembered" was established in 2004. Paula Jackson one of the founding members and director "Brief Lives - Remembered". our core aim is to support families when a baby or child dies however recently or long ago their loss was..

We also specialise in tracing the resting place of babies who were stillborn or born and died many years ago. We trace babies as far back as the mid 1930's.

Services: One to One, Practical support, Professional counselling, Listening, Website articles and information

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy UK Wide

Not just the lives of individuals, but of families and communities. Our work reflects our passion for the value of counselling and its potential to improve lives.

Services: Professional counselling, Website articles and information

The organisations that run these services have freely provided us with their information for our database.
Inclusion does not imply endorsement by
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