Listed below are details for both organisations and charities that deal with everything from the practicalities of what to do when a passing occurs to various types of organisations and help pages to show you that there are lots of people out there who can assist and support you when you need it most.
A fantastic website that allows you to look through various types of issues and find the help that you need that is in your area.
Bereavement Advice Centre
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
A UK charity offering information to people with depression.
A web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.
Confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.
Support After Murder and Manslaughter
Offers support and information to anyone affected by murder of manslaughter.
Lists practitioners from all over the UK, enabling visitors to find a practitioner close to them and appropriate for their needs.
Help the Aged SeniorLine
Free national information service for senior citizens, their carers and relatives.
Tel: 0808 800 6565; 0808 808 7575 (NI)
Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Memorial Awareness Board
Produces leaflets for the public and industry about stone memorials.
National Association of Funeral Directors
Provides useful information about bereavement services, as well as an outline of what you can expect.
Woodland Trust Legacies
Information on making a will and leaving a legacy.
Tel: 01476 581135
Represents the interests of families caring for children with life-threatening or terminal conditions.
Association of Children’s Hospices
Umbrella organisation supporting more than 35 voluntary sector organisations in Great Britain dedicated to the care of terminally ill children.
Publishes a directory of hospice and palliative care services.
A wonderful charity who look after children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement.
The Child Bereavement Trust
Information for young people who’ve lost someone close to them.
Childhood Bereavement Network
National resource for bereaved children and young people, their parents and care givers.
Free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people who need to talk about any problems they may have.
Provides free one-to-one counselling for bereaved children and teenagers, publishes books on grief and can help you find support local to you in the UK.
One Life: Bereavement
Radio 1 site for 16- to 25-year-olds.
Provides information on benefits and local supports, plus a carer’s pack.
Tel: 0808 808 7777 (Wednesday and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm)
When a baby or child passes
The Child Bereavement Trust
Offers confidential telephone support and online forums, along with training for professionals working with grieving families and children.
The Child Death Helpline
Offers help and support to anyone affected by the death of a child. Staffed by parent volunteers who are supported by a professional team.
The Compassionate Friends
Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.
The Cot Death Society
Help and support for anyone affected by cot death.
Tel: 01635 38137
SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
Self-help organisation that provides support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby has died at or soon after birth.
Provides support for those who have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy.