Useful links | Cruse Bereavement Care

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The following links are to other organisations and sources of help relating to bereavement. We also provide details of other telephone helplines.





At a loss: a one stop shop for signposting bereaved people to support


Adults and older people - bereavement and befriending

The Silver Line - helpline for older people

Age UK - downloadable PDF leaflet on bereavement in later life

Switchboard: LGBT+ helpline

WAY Widowed and Young

Gingerbread: Single parents, equal families

The Jolly Dollies: Social network for widows

Gransnet Bereavement Forum for over 50s


Loss of a child

The Compassionate Friends

The Lullaby Trust (previously Foundation for the Study of Sudden Infant Death)

Child death helpline: for anyone affected by the death of a child

Child Funeral Charity: Financial Support for Families

Child Bereavement UK


For children and young people

Hope Again

Winston's Wish


Childhood Bereavement Network

Child Bereavement UK

Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

Co-operative Funeralcare animated short films


Baby and pregnancy loss

The Miscarriage Association

Sands: The stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Bliss: for babies born premature or sick

The Lullaby Trust - support after Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Care confidential: for pregnancy and post-abortion support

Antenatal Results and Choices


Intellectual disability

Mencap bereavement guidance

How to break bad news to people with intellectual disability



British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Royal College of Psychiatrists

National Counselling Society




Press complaints


Practical matters

Government advice on what to do after a death from Covid-19

Government step by step guide on what to do when someone dies

Cruse advice on what to do after someone dies

Money Advice Centre - government website and helpline

Moneysaving Expert: What to do after someone dies

Down to Earth: funeral costs on a low income

Funeral Guide



Dying matters

National End of Life Care Programme

Carers Direct

Hospice UK


Traumatic bereavement

Victim Support

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Independent Advisory Panel on Death in Custody

Inquest: advice to bereaved people on contentious deaths

Coroner's Court Support Service

AfterTrauma: dedicated to helping survivors of traumatic injury and their carers

Sudden: Supporting people after sudden death


Specific illnesses and causes of death

Alzheimer's Society

Cardiac Risk in the Young

Road peace: the national charity for road crash victims

Marie Curie: Care and support through terminal illness

Sudden Arrythmic Death Trust

Drugfam: supporting families affected by a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol

Adfam: families affected by drugs and alcohol

Anthony Nolan: Bereavement and stem cell transplants


Faith-based information and services

Muslim Bereavement Support Service

Talk about dying (Christian)

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service



Blue cross: pet loss

Cats Protection: grief and loss


For bereavement professionals

Bereavement Care Journal

Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

Childhood Bereavement Network

Bereavement Services Association

Association for the Study of Death and Society

Halley Stewart Library at St Christopher's Hospice


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