Support Services

Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support.  If you are newly bereaved, please use our GriefChat facility 'pop up' on our GriefChat tab.

Scroll down the alphabetical list to find a support service by name (UK Wide organisations are listed first)


The Bluebell Foundation

We provide emotional support to grieving families prior to and/or following the death of a baby or child up to age 18, including fertility issues and pregnancy loss. We also support children grieving for someone important to them.

Services: One to One, Peer support, Professional counselling, Listening, Events, family support/ couples

The City and East London Bereavement Service

We offer up to 12 free sessions of one to one counselling to individuals age 18 and over who live in the borough of Tower Hamlets or to the relatives and friends of anyone who has died in any of the hospitals within the Barts Health NHS Trust

Services: Groups, One to One, Professional counselling, Drop in, Phone helpline

The Counselling Foundation

The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity providing low cost, long term counselling and part time counsellor training for the better mental health of our communities of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We believe that everyone should have someone to talk to and ask our clients to pay only what they afford.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling

The Counselling Foundation - Luton

The Counselling Foundation provides counselling services across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire from five easily accessible and BACP accredited centres.

Once you have contacted your local centre, we will find the right counsellor to suit your needs and availability. One of our counselling administrators will contact you within 2 working days to book your first session with one of our counsellors.

Making the decision to attend counselling is a positive step and can offer support beyond that available from family or friends. It offers an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into your difficulties. Counselling sessions are also confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else.

The aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes to help you manage the way you think or behave to improve your mental and emotional well-being.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling, Listening

The Dove Service

The Dove Service provides counselling and support for those experiencing bereavement, loss and/or life-changing or limiting illness.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Practical support, Professional counselling, Drop in, Website articles and information

The Drop In Bereavement Centre

Operates an open door policy for the local community living outside of Newham to access as little help and support can be found elsewhere. The Drop In Bereavement Centre’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to support the social, physical, health and general well being needs of those who have suffered bereavement irrespective of their period of loss or nature of the same aged 18-65+ and where it cannot provide support, to signpost individuals to on-going organisations that can provide a range of advocacy advice applicable to each person’s needs.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Listening, Drop in

The Fellowship of St Nicholas

Dragonflies was developed to support children and young people aged 5-18 years who have been or are in the process of being bereaved.
We aim to offer positive, forward looking peer support sessions to help children and young people take steps along their personal bereavement journeys.
Our sessions include creative therapy using a variety of art and play. Groups are held within schools as well as at FSN, 66 London Road, St Leonards.
If you would like to refer a young person to the project please contact Imogen on 01424 423683 ext 35 or Francesca on 01424 423683 ext 35 or email

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

The Harry's Rainbow Charitable Trust

Supporting children bereaved of a parent or sibling in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. We support by facilitating access to other families, in a safe group setting where we undertake a variety of activities. We also provide fun trips and short breaks at our Rainbow Retreat.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Friendship support, Practical support, Listening, Website articles and information, Events, Holidays

The Harvey Hext Trust- A Siblings Wish

Supporting children who have lost a Sibling by providing them with bespoke personalised wooden Memory boxes and Memory bears

Services: Groups, Practical support

The Henry Allen Trust

We are a small charity based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes who support families bereaved due to Childhood Cancers in Milton Keynes and beyond. Working alongside healthcare professionals we provide financial assistance, educate and improve protocols. Team Henry are pleased to also have a well-being service available.

Services: One to One, Peer support, Friendship support, Practical support, Professional counselling, Listening, Website articles and information, Events, Grants

The organisations that run these services have freely provided us with the information for our database.
We seek to update the information at regular intervals but cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.
Inclusion of a service does not imply any endorsement by reserves the right to remove any entry from this database without notifying the organisation.