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.


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

British Heart Foundation UK Wide

Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. A world without heartbreak.

Services: Website articles and information, Events

Brothers and Sisters: life after loss - Care for the Family UK Wide

Events and closed Facebook group providing peer support to young adults, primarily those in their 20's and 30's, who have lost a brother or sister of any age and in any circumstances.

Services: Peer support, Website articles and information, Events

Burials At Sea UK Wide

It is recognised that burial at sea is a long, established tradition in the UK, paticulary those who have been associated with the sea. Other areas include Tynemouth, North of Tyneside, between Hastings and Newhaven, on the coast.

Services: Phone helpline

Cancer Link Aberdeen & North Across Scotland

CLAN offers a range of services from 13 support and wellbeing centres and community outreach facilities located across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Services: Groups, One to One, Listening, Drop in, Website articles and information

Cardiac Risk in the Young UK Wide

After a young sudden cardiac death, Cardiac Risk in the Young offer emotional support to the family, as well as clinical support through expert pathology and expert cardiology. CRY has trained a network of bereavement supporters, all of whom have been affected by young sudden cardiac death and can offer telephone bereavement support to families that have suffered a YSCD under the age of 35.

Services: Groups, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

Cats Protection UK Wide

Cats Protection offer Paws to Listen, a free and confidential grief support service for anyone experiencing the loss of a cat. Whether your cat has recently passed away, is nearing the end of their life, or has been reluctantly rehomed or has gone missing, we are here for you.

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

CHICKS Charity UK Wide

Provides free 5-day respite breaks to disadvantaged children from across the UK

Services: Holidays

Child Bereavement UK UK Wide

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train over 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.

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Services: Groups, One to One, Listening, Drop in, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Events, we provide monthly support sessions

Cruse Bereavement Care - National Helpline Across England Across Wales Across Northern Ireland

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement..The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm.The number is 0808 808 1677

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

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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