Support Services

Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support.  

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

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.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) UK Wide

We exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Many of those helping have themselves been bereaved by suicide.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Email support

Tamba - Twin and Multiple Birth Association Bereavement Support Group UK Wide

The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards. Tamba BSG offers parent to parent support via our befriending service and via our facebook bereavement support group.

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

The Alder Centre Across England Across Wales

Care and Education for anyone affected by the loss of a child of any age from conception to adults, under any circumstances no matter how recent or long ago.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Friendship support, Professional counselling, Events, Holidays

The Bereavement Register UK Wide

Helping to stop unwanted direct mail to the deceased
If someone you know has died, we can reduce the amount of unwanted marketing post being sent to them, stopping painful daily reminders.

By registering with our free service, the names and addresses of the deceased are removed from mailing lists, stopping most advertising mail within as little as six weeks.

Services: Practical support

The Child Death Helpline UK Wide

A helpline for all those affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago

Services: Listening, Phone helpline

The Compassionate Friends UK Wide

An organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. We offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents, and available for support and information 365 days a year, a website and moderated online forum and supportive social media groups, local support groups and contacts, weekend gatherings and retreats, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a postal library. Some adult bereaved sibling support is also available.

We also have local groups.  Please ring us or email if your search does not show a local group near you.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Phone helpline, Events, Holidays, Email support, Friendship support

The Coroners' Courts Support Service Across England

The CCSS is a registered charity whose trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at the Coroner's Court.

We aim to:
- support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroner’s Courts.
- liaise with other parties appearing before the court to ensure their understanding of its role and the procedures, in order to facilitate its smooth and effective administration.
- to signpost families and witnesses to other agencies if so requested, for ongoing help with coming to terms with their bereavement.

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

The Good Grief Project UK Wide

The Good Grief Project is a bereavement charity in the UK dedicated to understanding grief as an active and creative process. We provide support to families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one - in particular a son or daughter. We deliver practical and therapeutic courses in film, photography and mindfulness. We currently run three residential ACTIVE GRIEF WEEKEND retreats per year (at Manifold Farm in Derbyshire from 29th to 31st March 2019).  We also have a catalogue of films to rent and to buy including the acclaimed feature documentary A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES. 

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

The Last Kiss Foundation UK Wide

Helping support families who suffer the trauma of babyloss by providing hospitals with cuddle cot cooling systems and other items required to enhance their bereavement suites to make it feel more homely. Also to provide bespoke training in grief to midwives.

Services: Practical support

The Loss Foundation Across England

The Loss Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members, friends or colleagues.

We provide a variety of support events to help people at any point during their loss, and create the opportunity for them to meet others who have experienced something similar. We also educate and empower others to support those who are grieving via our workshops and training.

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

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