If you are struggling with bereavement, there are organisations who can help and support you.
General bereavement services:
www.aftercaring.org.uk A free service providing support and mentoring for carers and former carers aged 50+.
www.bereavementadvice.org Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on practical issues to manage after a death.
www.uksobs.org The organisation offer support and information for those people who have been bereaved by suicide.
www.thebereavementregister.org.uk Free service to reduce unwanted direct mail to people that have passed away.
www.widowedandyoung.org.uk WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group, run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.
www.independentage.org/information/personal-life/when-someone-dies This page has information on the practical things that need to be done when someone dies and advice on coping when you’ve been bereaved.
www.forcecancercharity.co.uk/supporting-you/support-and-info-services/coping-with-the-loss-of-a-loved-one/ Force offer help and support to those who have suffered a bereavement as a result of cancer.
Services for the loss of a child:
www.childbereavementuk.org/support Offers a series of booked phone sessions for parents bereaved of a baby or child of any age. Mon-Fri 9-5.
www.sands.org.uk Stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Support for people who have been affected by stillbirth or the death of a newborn child, no matter how long ago their child died.
Services for bereaved children:
www.balloonscharity.co.uk Works with pre and post-bereaved children, young people and their families. Provides 1:1 support with a trained grief support worker
www.familiesingrief.org Supports children, young people and their families who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
winstonswish.org.uk – Charity for bereaved children. Can provide support and information for people who are trying to help grandchildren around the death of a parent.
www.childrenandfamiliesingrief.co.uk Works with bereaved families who have children under 18 and for whom grief is impacting on the children’s behaviour.