An A-Z of grief and bereavement support resources

11 October 2021

Charities and support groups in the UK.

Charities and support for the bereaved

Here we’ve compiled a list of charities, organisations and support groups to help you if you’ve recently suffered a bereavement or want to support someone else who has.

Army Widows’ Association – comfort, support and friendship to the widows, widowers and children of service men and women.

AtaLoss – a hub of support services, information, helplines and helpful reads for anyone who has been bereaved.

BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service – support for adults from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who’ve been bereaved due to Covid-19.

Beyond Words – wordless picture stories, covering a range of topics including grief and bereavement, designed for people who find pictures easier to understand than words.

Childhood Bereavement Network – a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.

Childline – a free counselling service designed to help children and young people deal with any problem they may be facing.

Cruse Bereavement Care – a charity working to enhance society’s care of bereaved people through offering support, advice and information.

Family Lives – a confidential helpline service offering advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life.

Grief Encounter – support for bereaved children and teenagers.

Hope Again – the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care, which offers support and advice solely to children and young people who have lost a loved one.

MPS Online – a free service funded by the direct mail industry that enables those who have died to have their personal details removed from mailing lists.

Our Frontline – free and confidential mental health and bereavement support to all key workers, and bereavement support to health, social care and emergency services staff.

RoadPeace – a national charity which supports anyone involved in road traffic accidents and their families.

Samaritans – 24-hour helpline for anyone in distress.

Sands – the UK’s leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity, providing bereavement support services and regional support groups.

Sibling Support – a website providing resources for children coping with the death of a brother or sister.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – a self-help service designed for adults who have been bereaved by suicide.

The Compassionate Friends – a peer support group for parents who have lost a child.

The Good Grief Trust – a national network run by the bereaved, for the bereaved.

WAY Widowed & Young – a support group for young widows.

Winston’s Wish – a child bereavement charity offering specialist practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

For information about charities and support groups in your area, please contact your local funeral director.