Useful links

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

Adult bereavement and befriending

Lesbian and gay bereavement project helpline

WAY Widowed and Young

Gingerbread: Single parents, equal families

The Jolly Dollies: Social network for widows

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

Co-operative Funeralcare animated short films

Loss in pregnancy and at birth

The Misscarriage Association

Sands: The stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Shine Anencephaly Support, a facebook group for anyone dealing with the loss of a child to anencephaly

Care confidential: for pregnancy and post-abortion support

Antenatal Results and Choices

Intellectual disability

How to break bad news to people with intellectual disability

Mencap bereavement factsheet


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Royal College of Psychiatrists

National Counselling Society



Press complaints

Other languages

Bereavement trust helplines (Chinese and Asian languages)

Practical matters

Cruse advice on what to do after someone dies

Money Advice Centre

Moneysaver Expert: What to do after someone dies

Bereavement Advice Centre

Down to Earth: funeral costs on a low income


Dying matters

National End of Life Care Programme

Carers Direct

Help the Hospices

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

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

Specific illnesses and causes of death

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


Blue cross: pet 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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