Support Organisations - Bereavement, End of Life & Trauma

18 October 2017

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT FOR ADULTS AND PARENTS

Cruse Bereavement Care
http://www.cruse.org.uk
Cruse provide advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved, no matter how recently or long ago a loved one died.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm and until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

The Compassionate Friends
http://www.tcf.org.uk
Support from an organisation formed of bereaved parents and their families; offering understanding and encouragement to others following the death of a child or children.
Helpline: 0345 123 2304 (lines open 10am-4pm, 7pm-10pm)
Northern Ireland: 0288 7788 016 (lines open 10am - 4pm, 7pm – 9.30pm)
Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

The Child Death Helpline
http://www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a child regardless of when the bereavement took place.
Helpline: 0800 282 986 free for landlines, 0808 800 6019 free for mobiles (lines open every evening 7 - 10pm, or Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm, Tuesday and Wednesday’s 1 – 4pm

Child Bereavement UK
http://childbereavementuk.org/
Offering support to families who may have suffered a child bereavement, also advising professionals.
Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society - SANDS
http://www.uk-sands.org
SANDS support bereaved parents and families if a baby dies before, during or after childbirth.
Helpline: 0808 164 3332 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6 -10pm)
Email: helpline@uk-sands.org

The Lullaby Trust (formerly the FSID)
http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Offering support to bereaved parents if a baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
Helpline: 0808 802 6868 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 6 – 10pm)
Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

Tamba Bereavement Support Group
http://www.tamba.org.uk/
Tamba support parents who have lost a baby or babies during a multiple pregnancy or at any stage after birth.
Twinline: 0800 138 0509 (lines open 10am - 1pm, 7pm - 10pm)



BEREAVEMENT – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE


Grief Encounter
http://www.griefencounter.org.uk
Providing support to children and young people following the death of a parent, sibling or loved one; offering one-to-one counselling, grief groups, residential camps, and grief relief kits.
Helpline: 020 8371 8455 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)
Email: support@griefencounter.org.uk

Winston's Wish
http://www.winstonswish.org.uk
A bereavement charity for children and young people following the loss of a parent or sibling; offering support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Helpline: 08088 020 021 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Compassionate Friends siblings
http://www.tcfsiblingsupport.org.uk
Providing support to anyone trying to cope with the death of a sibling.

Child Bereavement UK
http://childbereavementuk.org/young-people/
Offering support to anyone aged 11 -25 who has been recently bereaved or informed that someone close is seriously ill.
Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

The Lullaby Trust (formerly the FSID)
http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Offering support to bereaved parents if a baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
Helpline: 0808 802 6868 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 6 – 10pm)
Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

Sue Ryder
https://support.sueryder.org/community
Online community for families and friends suffering bereavement or terminal illness.


SPECIALIST BEREAVEMENT

Supporting The Military Family
http://www.cruse.org.uk/Military
Part of Cruse Bereavement and specialising in support for anyone who has lost a loved one in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm)
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Road Peace
http://www.roadpeace.org/
Providing support to anyone who has suffered injury or a bereavement following a road accident; also offering advice on rights and referrals to lawyers.
Helpline: 0845 4500 355 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Support and Care After Road Death and Injury - SCARD
http://www.scard.org.uk
Providing support to anyone who has suffered injury or a bereavement following a road accident.
Helpline: 0845 123 5542 (lines open 9am - 9pm)
Email: info@scard.org.uk.

Brake
http://www.brake.org.uk
Providing support to anyone who has suffered injury or a bereavement following a road accident.
Helpline: 0808 8000 401 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am- 4pm)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - SOBS
http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk
SOBS offer support and to anyone bereaved by suicide.
Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (lines open 9am - 9pm)

Support after Murder and Manslaughter - SAMM
http://www.samm.org.uk
SAMM are a self-help group who offer support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter.
Helpline: 0845 872 3440 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: info@samm.org.uk

Murdered Abroad
http://www.murdered-abroad.org.uk/
Support to families and friends in the UK who’s loved ones are the victims of murder or manslaughter abroad.

WAY – Widowed & Young
https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/
A self-help support network for anyone widowed when young.

Gov.uk
https://www.gov.uk/browse/births-deaths-marriages/death
Government information about death and bereavement, including probate, funeral and financial information.

The Natural Death Centre
http://www.naturaldeath.org.uk/
Independent funeral advice and support.


END OF LIFE

Dying Matters
http://www.dyingmatters.org/
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

Hospice UK
http://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care
For hospice and palliative care services, assisting patients, families and carers with information about services and resources available.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
http://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/
Helping people in Scotland to support each other through end of life and bereavement.

Final Fling
https://www.finalfling.com/
Support to enable people to be in control of their end of life decisions.

Together For Short Lives
http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/
Supporting children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and their families.
Helpline: 0808 8088 100 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)


TRAUMA

ASSIST Trauma Care
http://www.assisttraumacare.org.uk
Supporting individuals and families affected by traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Victim Support
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
Providing support and information for anyone who has been affected by a crime, regardless of whether or not it is reported to the police.
Helpline: 0808 1689 111 (lines open Monday - Friday nights 8pm – 8am, Saturday & Sunday 24 hours)
Email: supportlineemail@victimsupport.org.uk