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Other helpful organisations

You may find the organisations listed below of help:

And please let us know if you would like your organisation linked to this page.
(Please note we cannot list commercial organisations).

A CHILD OF MINE

Improving bereavement care for parents and families who have lost a child.

www.achildofmine.org.uk


ADFAM

Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Telephone: 020 7553 7640 (this is not a helpline)

 

BRIEF LIVES - REMEMBERED

Supporting families when a baby or child dies. Specialises in tracing the resting place of baby's who died many years ago.

champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives

– especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances


BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

www.bacp.co.uk


CARE FOR THE FAMILY – BEREAVED PARENTS NETWORK

A Christian organisation, offering hope and comfort to those who have a lost a child of any age, in any circumstance and at any time following the death – through a telephone support network, events and a regular email newsletter.

www.careforthefamily.org.uk/bpn


CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK

Supporting families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

www.childbereavementuk.org


CHILD DEATH HELPLINE

Helpline service for all those affected by death of a child.

www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 028 2986

 

CHILD FUNERAL CHARITY

Provides financial support in England and Wales towards the cost of a funeral for parents bereaved of a child under 16.

www.childfuneralcharity.org.uk

Telephone: 01480 276088

 

CHILDREN OF JANNAH

Providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to Muslim parents after the death of a child.

www.childrenofjannah.com

Telephone: 0161 480 5156; Monday – Thursday, 10am – 2pm

 

THE CORONERS’ COURTS SUPPORT SERVICE

This service offers information about the coroner’s court, the inquest itself, as well as offering practical and emotional support for those going through an inquest.

www.coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk

Email: info@ccsupport.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 802 4763; Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm

 

COUNSELLING DIRECTORY (connecting you with professional support)

Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you (dedicated bereavement section)

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bereavement.html


CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

Counselling for anyone who is bereaved.

www.cruse.org.uk

www.hopeagain.org.uk (Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people living with loss)

www.crusescotland.org.uk (Cruse Bereavement Care website for Scotland)


CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death.

www.c-r-y.org.uk


DEPRESSION UK

A national self-help charity promoting mutual support between individuals affected by depression, through pen and phone friend schemes, Internet Chat, and newsletters.

www.depressionuk.org

 

DONOR FAMILY NETWORK

A national charity providing awareness of organ donation and support for donor families.

www.donorfamilynetwork.co.uk

 

DROWNING SUPPORT NETWORK

Peer support to families who have lost a loved one to drowning and aquatic related tragedy

www.facebook.com/groups/DrowningSupportNetwork/


DYING MATTERS

Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement

www.dyingmatters.org

 

EDEN’S TRUST

Charity offering bereaved parents’ bi-monthly evening drop-in group in Wanstead, East London, and ten-week support workshops, ‘Begin to Heal’.

www.edenstrust.org.uk

Telephone: 07814 550 375

 

ESCAPING VICTIMHOOD

Supportive workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by trauma of serious crime. Specialising in those bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

www.escapingvictimhood.com


FAMILY LIVES (previously called Parentline)

Provides help and support for all aspects of family life.

www.familylives.org.uk

Bereavement support information here


FORGET ME NOT

Support for bereaved parents in Cornwall who have experienced loss of a baby during pregnancy and birth.

www.forgetmenotcharity.org


GRANDPARENTS PLUS

Champions the role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives
– especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances, such as bereavement.

www.grandparentsplus.org.uk

 

GRIEF ENCOUNTER

Support for bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close.

www.griefencounter.org.uk


HAVERING AND BRENTWOOD BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

Helping people through bereavement.

www.hbbscounselling.org


HOPE AGAIN – YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING AFTER LOSS

Bereavement support for young people.

www.hopeagain.org.uk

JEWISH BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING SERVICE

Bereavement counselling for members of the Jewish community.

www.jbcs.org.uk


THE LAURA CENTRE, DERBY

Offers bereavement counselling and support to bereaved parents and children in Derbyshire.

www.thelauracentre.org.uk

 

LIVing ON, ORPINGTON, KENT

Offers bereavement support to children, young people and families in Orpington, Kent, when someone they love has died.

www.LIVingon.org.uk


LONDON BEREAVEMENT NETWORK

Counselling service for the the City and East London.

www.bereavement.org.uk


THE LOSS FOUNDATION

A charity providing support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer. Free support groups in London and Oxford and other supportive events.

www.thelossfoundation.org


THE LULLABY TRUST (was Foundation for the Study of Infant Death - FSID)

Provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.

www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Telephone: 0808 802 6868

 

MEMORIALS BY ARTISTS

Helps bereaved families to create unique and sensitively designed memorials for babies, children and young adults.

www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk


MISSCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION

Support for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk


THE MONEY ADVICE SERVICE

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government. Support in person, over the phone or online.

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk


MUCH LOVED – online tribute charity

To create a memorial website for your loved one.

www.muchloved.com

 

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (NCPC)

Umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.ncpc.org.uk

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WIDOWS

UK national charity that offers support and friendship to widows, and provides opportunities for women to develop a new sense of purpose as they face life on their own. Branches run social events and head office organizes national events and keeps in touch with members who do not have access to a branch, or who do not wish to join one.

Email: info@nawidows.org.uk

Telephone: 0845 838 2261

 

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)

Offers practical and emotional support, advocacy, group support and counselling for families and friends of murder and suicide victims.

www.petalsupport.com


ROADPEACE

UK national charity for people killed in road traffic collisions.

www.roadpeace.org


SAMARITANS

www.samaritans.org


SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter)

Support for anyone bereaved by murder or manslaughter.

www.samm.org.uk


SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Support for those affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth

www.uk-sands.org

SCDT- The Scottish Cot Death Trust

Offers support and information for families who have suffered the sudden and unexpected loss of a child.

www.scottishcotdeathtrust.org

SCID- Scotland's Campaign against Irresponsible Drivers

Aims to provide practical and emotional support for families bereaved or victims injured by a road crash.

www.scid.org.uk



SFAD - Scottish families affected by alcohol and drugs

Counselling and support groups for families affected by a drug or alcohol related death

www.sfad.org.uk

Telephone helpline: 08080 101011

SILVER LINE (THE)

Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. Open 24 hours a day, every day.

www.thesilverline.org.uk Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90


SIMON SAYS

Support for children and their families in Hampshire who have lost someone special in their life

www.simonsays.org.uk


SLOW Group (Surviving the loss of your world)

Meeting for bereaved parents in North London

www.slowgroup.org.uk

 

STEPCHANGE Debt charity

Free, impartial debt advice to anyone in the UK experiencing financial problems. Can advise any parents suffering financial hardship following the loss of a child eg bedroom tax issues, or withdrawal of benefits after the loss of a disabled child.

www.stepchange.org


TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association) Bereavement Support Group

Supports all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards.

www.tamba.org.uk/bereavement

 

VICTIM SUPPORT SCOTLAND

Provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and bereaved relatives attending court, and others affected by the crime.

www.victimsupportsco.org.uk

 

WINSTON’S WISH

Offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

www.winstonswish.org.uk


THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS WORLDWIDE

There are TCF groups in many countries around the world although not all have websites at present. If the country you are looking for is not listed, please contact our International Liaison Officer who will be able to help you.

AUSTRALIA

TCF NSW

TCF Victoria

TCF Western Australia

BELGIUM

TCF Belgium

Email: tcf.belgium@skynet.be (English speaking)

CANADA

TCF Canadian Chapters

TCF Southwest Manitoba

FRANCE

TCF France

Email

GERMANY

TCF Germany

Hamburg Group

LUXEMBOURG

Email: schonmariejeanne@gmail.com

NETHERLANDS

TCF Netherlands

PHILIPPINES

TCF The Philippines

SOUTH AFRICA

TCF South Africa

SWITZERLAND

TCF Switzerland (English speaking)

Email: scherrer_franziska@yahoo.com

 

USA

TCF USA

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