Other helplines

Scotland...

Cruse Scotland Helpline 0845 600 2227, Admin 01738 444 178

Evenings…

Bereavement Trust Helpline: 0800 435 455, from 6-10pm, 365 days/year

Samaritans: 116 123, open 24hours 365 days/year www.samaritans.org.uk

For children & young people …

Childline: 0800 1111 (24/7) www.childline.org.uk

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide: 0800 068 41 41. www.papyrus-uk.org Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm 

For adults concerned about children…

Winston’s Wish, for adults caring for a bereaved child or young person: 08452 03 04 05 9-5pm Monday- Friday www.winstonswish.org.uk      

NSPCC, For adults worried about the safety/welfare of a child:  0808 800 5000  24hrs/7days www.nspcc.org.uk

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide: 0800 068 41 41. www.papyrus-uk.org Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm 

For bereaved parents…

Miscarriage Association: 01924 200 799   (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

Sudden Infant Death: 0808 802 6868, (Mon-Fri,10am-6pm) (Weekends, 6pm - 10pm) www.fsid.org.uk

Compassionate Friends: 0845 123 2304 (10 – 4pm, 7 – 10pm)

Sudden & Neonatal Death (SANDS): 020 7436 5881   (Mon–Fri 9.30–5.30) (Tues & Thurs 6pm – 10pm)

For culturally-specific support or for speakers of other languages…

Muslim Bereavement Support: 020 3468 7333 / info@mbss.org.uk  

Bereavement Trust Helplines (6 – 10pm 365 days a year)
Urdu & Gujarati Bereavement Helpline 0800 9177 416
Cantonese & Mandarin Bereavement Helpline 0800 0304 236
www.bereavement-trust.org.uk

For the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans community…

London Friend LGBT helpline: 02078373337  (M,T,W,F, 7.30 – 9:30pm)

For people who have lost their partners…

WAY Widowed and Young (Peer support. Tends to be under 50s): 0300 012 4929           

www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

For people who have lost their pets …

Pet Bereavement: 0800 096 6606 (8:30am – 8:30pm)  www.bluecross.org.uk

Cats Protection League Paws to Listen grief support service 0800 024 94 94 www.cats.org.uk/grief

For people bereaved through crime, suicide or accident…

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide: 0844 561 6855. 9–9pm  www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Road Peace (death on the road): 0845 4500 355 (Mon–Fri 9–5pm) www.roadpeace.org

Support after Murder and Manslaughter: 0845 872 3440  www.samm.org.uk                        

Victim Support Helpline: 0845 3030 9000 (9am - 9pm every day)  www.victimsupport.org

Coroner's Court Support Service0300 111 2141 (Monday – Friday from 09.00 to 19.00, Saturday from 09.00 to 14.00) Email: helpline@ccss.org.uk Website: https://coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk

For mental health support…

Saneline: 0845 767 8000 (6pm-10pm) or online support forum  www.sane.org.uk

Mind Infoline:  0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm) www.mind.org.uk 

No Panic: 08001388889  (10am-10pm)

For adults abused as children…

National Association of Adults Abused as Children  (9am-9pm M-Thurs, 9-6pm Fri) napac.org.uk
0800 085 3330 - free from landlines, 3, Orange & Virgin mobile
0808 801 0331 - free from O2, T-Mobile & Vodafone  

To find a local registered counsellor for private counselling/therapy…

British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP): 01455883300 www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

For older people…

Age UK Advice & Info line: 0800 169 6565

For financial, legal & housing advice…

Job Centre Plus (for new or repeat benefit claims): 0800 055 6688

Pension Service Bereavement Benefits Advisors: 0845 6060265 (Mon-Fri 8am–8pm) 

Revenue & Customs ‘Bereavement Helpline’ for PAYE /SA Matters relating to Bereavement: 0845 300 0627. (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm) (Saturday 8am-4pm)

Community Legal Advice: 0845 345 4 345

Citizens’ Advice:  www.citizensadvice.org.uk – numbers of local services available online

Shelter (advice about any kind of housing issue):  0808 800 4444  (8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Sat-Sun) Calls are free from BT landlines and the main mobile providers.

For concerns over NHS treatment…

Patient Advice & Liaison Service:  All hospitals will have a PALS office. Contact the hospital for the details.

For advice, information and support around an inquest…

Inquest: 0207263111 www.inquest.org.uk