Bereavement & Trauma

UPDATED: 08.10.2018
In this section you can find support for the following:
Bereaved adults & parents
Bereaved children & young people
Specialist organisations
End of life
Trauma

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT FOR ADULTS AND PARENTS

Cruse Bereavement Care
http://www.cruse.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 Care
http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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)

Sue Ryder
https://support.sueryder.org/community
Online community for anyone with someone they love who is dying or has died.

 

BEREAVEMENT – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Grief Encounter 
http://www.griefencounter.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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: 0808 802 0021 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) 

Compassionate Friends siblings 

http://www.tcfsiblingsupport.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Providing support to anyone trying to cope with the death of a sibling. 

Child Bereavement UK

http://www.childbereavement.org.uk/Support/youngpeople (opens in a new window)
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)



SPECIALIST BEREAVEMENT
Supporting The Military Family 

http://www.cruse.org.uk/Military (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Providing support to anyone who has suffered injury or a bereavement following a road accident. 
Helpline: 0345 123 5542 (lines open 9am - 9pm)
Email: info@scard.org.uk

Brake 

http://www.brake.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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.uksobs.org (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Support to families and friends in the UK who’s loved ones are the victims of murder or manslaughter abroad. 
Email: info@sammabroad.org


WAY – Widowed & Young
https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
A self-help support network for anyone widowed when young. 

Gov.uk 

https://www.gov.uk/browse/births-deaths-marriages/death (opens in a new window)
Government information about death and bereavement, including probate, funeral and financial information. 

The Natural Death Centre

http://www.naturaldeath.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Independent funeral advice and support.


END OF LIFE
Dying Matters

http://www.dyingmatters.org/ (opens in a new window)
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
(opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Helping people in Scotland to support each other through end of life and bereavement.

Final Fling

https://www.finalfling.com/ (opens in a new window)
Support to enable people to be in control of their end of life decisions.

Together For Short Lives

http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Supporting individuals and families affected by traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Victim Support 

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 24 hour) 
Email: supportlineemail@victimsupport.org.uk