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)


Beacon Counselling

We're a local charity providing support for adults, young people and children experiencing emotional distress. Our counsellors are skilled to work with a range of issues and can offer appointments throughout the week. We have a private practice and a range of funded (free) or donation based services.

Services: Professional counselling

Bereavement Advice Centre

If you are seeking information and advice concerning a death please call our freephone number 0800 634 9494.

The lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday except bank holidays. You will hear a brief recorded message and then speak to one of our advisors.

Services: Listening, Drop in, Phone helpline

Bereavement Care

Bereavement Care is a registered charity providing free bereavement support to children and adults in the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon, and peripheral areas. Our fully trained volunteer bereavement visitors offer 1 to 1 support and several drop-in groups.

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

Bereavement Matters

We provide bereavement support to those living in St Albans and District. We provide one-to-one counselling, telephone support, a visiting and buddy service. We also work with schools and families to support bereaved children and young people.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling, Listening, Phone helpline, Events

Blue Cross for Pets

Grieving for the loss of a pet, whether through death, parting or enforced separation, can be a sad and difficult experience.

When the love and friendship of a pet are gone, life may suddenly seem very empty. If you have lost, or are facing saying goodbye to, a much loved pet and need somebody to talk to, our Pet Bereavement Support Service is here for you every day from 8.30am – 8.30pm.

Services: Phone helpline

Brentwood Catholic Children's Society

Providing counselling/social work services to children aged 5-18 in schools throughout Essex.

Services: Groups, One to One, Professional counselling, Listening

Butterwick Hospice - Bishop auckland

Providing support for any type of bereavement for adults children and young people as well as support for any person who has been affected by a life limiting illness. Also provide training about bereavement and loss to any organisation in our community

Services: Groups, One to One, Professional counselling, Listening, Drop in

Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service - No

One to one bereavement counselling. We are introducing, bereavement groups, loss counselling and pre-bereavement counselling.
We cover the boroughs in our title and are able to offer some free counselling to those with a GP in Camden or Islington. In other circumstances we are able to offer concessionary counselling

Services: Groups, One to One

CancerCare North Lancashire & South Lakeland

CancerCare is a unique charity dedicated to helping local families affected by the impact of cancer. With two centres based in Kendal & Lancaster, we provide a wide range of professional support services completely free of charge, available to all.

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


CDH UK is the leading UK charity making a BIG difference to all affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. We offer support and advice to both those affected, their families and medical professionals. We are constantly working to raise awareness of CDH and continue to campaign and promote research, study and trials into the cause, prevention and treatment of this devastating condition. CDH is a birth defect that can affect any unborn child. Current statistics show that it affects around 1 in 2500 babies born and has a 50/50 survival rate

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

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