All about AtaLoss.org AtaLoss.org was founded in 2016 by Yvonne Richmond Tulloch to ensure that every bereaved person in the UK can find the support that they need. We are working towards www.ataloss.org becoming the trusted ‘go to’ place to search for bereavement support services whether that be national agencies, specialist providers or local provision. We do this by: + providing the UK's signposting website for bereaved people, ensuring they and those supporting them find information and services appropriate to their loss; + promoting and encouraging the bereavement support services that exist; + training groups and individuals in bereavement care to mobilise local support. Our vision is that Nobody in the UK, suffering a significant loss, should be left floundering or alone. Our aim is To ensure that every bereaved person in the UK can find appropriate bereavement support when they need it. Our focus is on Bereavement by death (including pregnancy) but in the case of young people we extend our work to loss more generally as it can have an enormous impact on the future and mental health of young people. Ensuring any bereavement services listed are accurate and up-to-date. Offering free immediate access to a professional counsellor to talk to via a ‘live-chat’ facility on this website called ‘GriefChat’. We pay for and outsource this service to GriefChat Ltd to ensure that anyone bereaved has access to professional counsellors free of charge, that the service offered is guaranteed and, importantly, is consistently of a high standard. GriefChat counsellors can also help bereaved people decide if they need additional support and what type of support - something that unqualified volunteers running a helpline would find difficult to do. Identifying and providing information and resources to help bereaved people in the early days of their bereavement and to support their on-going bereavement journey. Providing training for any professionals - such as teachers, youth workers, police family liaison workers -working with young people through our 'ListeningPeople' project. Providing training and resources for places of worship and employers to enable them to provide effective local bereavement support within their communities and workplaces. Working with bereavement organisations and professionals supporting bereaved people to ensure everyone knows where to go to find support, can explore the full range of support available, and can make informed choices about what will best help them deal with their grief wherever and whenever they need it.