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Support for loss to accidents, including road traffic and drowning

Brake Charity

Area served: National

Telephone: 0808 8000 401

Website: www.brake.org.uk

National organisation aiming to create a world where everyone is free to move in a safe and healthy way, every day. They work to stop road deaths and injuries, campaign for safe and healthy mobility for all, whilst supporting people affected by road crashes. They offer a road victim service to support people bereaved by road crashes.


Hours: Helpline, Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm


Drowning Support Network

Area served: National

Website: www.drowningsupportnetwork.wordpress.com

Services: Peer support to families who have lost a loved one to drowning and aquatic related tragedy. This is an internal based forum of support with a closed facebook group available as well as registration of the site.


Eden's Trust

Area served: London/Essex

Telephone: 07814 550 375

Website: www.edenstrust.org.uk

To provide a network of support/survival groups, workshops, education and crisis counselling for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Also offers support to bereaved siblings. To raise awareness and to promote education about personal safety both at home and abroad. They offer a centre in London where 'healing' groups/workshops take place: Wanstead E11.




Area served: Ireland

Telephone: 1800 391 391

Website: www.firstlight.ie

A bereavement support service for parents and families anywhere in Ireland who experience the sudden loss of a child up to the age of 18 years. They offer a national 24 hour helpline, home visits, therapy and peer support groups.


Hours: Helpline 24 hour



Telephone: 020 7263 1111

Website: www.inquest.org.uk

Will support families in navigating the legal process following a death in state care or detention, and in some other cases where the conduct of the state or corporate bodies are in question. Will provide free and independent advice on the inquest process and related investigations putting the needs of bereaved people at the heart of what they do.


Hours: Helpline, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 4pm


Life After

Area served: Northern Ireland

Telephone: 07871508347

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LifeAfterrtc

Services: Support services in Northern Ireland for family and friends bereaved through road traffic incidents.


Love, Jasmine

Area served: Merseyside

Telephone: 0151 459 4779

Website: www.lovejasmine.org.uk

A bereavement support charity offering support to bereaved families in the Merseyside area. Support offered through one to one counselling, Adult Groups, Family Group Work, Sibling Support Groups (for children between the ages of 4-11) and Coffee Mornings.


Hours: Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 17.00


Marie Curie Bereavement Support Service

Area served: National

Telephone: 0800 090 2309

Website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereavement

Services: Call Marie Curie Bereavement Support Service to find out more about being matched with a specially trained telephone volunteer who'll give you regular bereavement support. They'll provide a safe space where you can talk openly about your grief. You can access up to 6 telephone sessions of 45 minutes. This service is available for adults aged 18 or above and provides free ongoing emotional support over the phone with the same person each week, no matter where you live in the UK or whether you've accessed support from Marie Curie before.

Hours: 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday


Our Lost Love Years (OLLY)

Area served: Merseyside, Wirral and Southport

Telephone: 0151 709 2994

Website: www.ourlostloveyears.co.uk

Our Lost Love Years (O.L.L.Y Children's Charity) supports children bereaved from 4 - 16 years of age from Merseyside, Wirral and Southport. The children are supported from a wide range of activities and help them to deal with their feelings and emotions.




Area served: National

Telephone: Helpline 0800 160 1069 open Mon-Fri 10 am - 4pm

Website: www.roadpeace.org

RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. They provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.



Royal Lifesaving Society UK

Area served: National

Telephone: 0300 3230 096

Website: www.rlss.org.uk

Supports family and friends who have lost someone through drowning to fundraise, raise awareness and help prevent further tragedies. They are the charity that enhances communities, so everyone can enjoy being in and around water, safely, because every life is worth saving.



Scotland's Campaign against Irresponsible Drivers (SCID)

Area served: Scotland

Website: www.scid.org.uk

Supporting victims of road crashes with help and advice and providing practical and emotional assistance to families bereaved by road crash. Support is given by those who have been bereaved themselves and support is without limit of time.



The Road Victims Trust

Area served: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire

Telephone: 01234 843345

Website: www.rvtrust.org.uk

The Road Victims Trust works in partnership with the Police, Coroner and Crown Prosecution Service across all 3 counties. They provide information and emotional support for as long as it is useful at home, in their office or by phone to individuals and family members. This service is free.



Voice for Victims and Witnesses

Area served: Northamptonshire

Telephone: 0300 303 1965

Website: www.voicenorthants.org

Voice helps you to cope, recover and thrive after crime. Their support is available for anyone living in Northamptonshire, regardless of when, where or how crime happened to you. Services are free, confidential and you don’t have to have reported anything to the police.



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