Advice Grief, Loss & Bereavement Bereavement Support Services

Bereavement Support Services

Losing someone is one of the hardest things to deal with, so it is ok to ask for help. If you have any questions related to bereavement services please call our partners at the National Bereavement Service on 0800 0248092.

Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel. The UK luckily has a great network of support services to help bereaved people, for a range of specific circumstance. We list these below. 

Phone line and email support


Confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.


Confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.

General bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse is the leading charity in the U.K. specialising in bereavement. They provide support, information, advice, education and training with services offered free to bereaved people.


Bereavement UK offers information about death, dying, bereavement, funerals and self help counselling.

The Compassionate Friends

Offering support for bereaved parents and their families.

Death of a child/sibling

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

Death of a partner

Widowed & Young

A national support group for those widowed under 50 offering friendship, advice and activities.

Murder or manslaughter

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Support after Murder and Manslaughter looks to assist those who have lost a relative or friend as a result of murder, manslaughter or unlawful killing.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

Road death

Brake - the road safety charity

The road safety charity. We work to stop road death tragedies and support people left bereaved and injured.