Other helplines | Cruse Bereavement Care

Helpline:
0808 808 1677

Scotland...

Cruse Scotland Helpline 0845 600 2227, Admin 01738 444 178

For practical support for bereaved people

Bereavement Advice Centre 0808 634 9494

National Bereavement Service 0800 0246 121

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 …

Winston's Wish  08088 020 021 www.winstonswish.org/

Child Bereavement UK 0800 02 888 40 www.childbereavementuk.org/

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