Bereavement Support Organisations

Now more than ever, dealing with bereavement and grief after losing someone or something is extremely difficult. You may choose to lean on family, friends, a charity, counsellor or your independent funeral director for emotional and practical support in your time of need.

If you are struggling with a bereavement, it may help to turn to a charity for support and advice.


Contact details.

General bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care (England and Wales)

Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)

Cruse Bereavement Care (Northern Ireland)

The Samaritans



Bereavement support from your local council


Mental health

Mind (England and Wales)

SAMH (Scotland)

Inspire (Northern Ireland)


Loss of a partner

Widowed And Young (WAY)

National Association of Widows and Widowers


Loss during or shortly after pregnancy




Loss of a child

The Compassionate Friends

The Child Death Helpline

Child Bereavement UK


Loss through suicide

Mental Health Foundation


Depression Alliance


Support After Suicide Partnership

Survivors Of Bereavement by Suicide


Loss involving violence

Victim support

Support After Murder and Manslaughter


Road-related loss




If you have lost a loved one due to illness it may be helpful to reach out to appropriate charities for advice and bereavement support.