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Bereavement Support for Men


Area served: Wales

Telephone: 01443 853125

Website: www.2wish.org.uk

2wish support anyone affected by the death of a child or young adult who has died suddenly or unexpectedly. A child is someone under the age of 18 and a young adult is aged 25 years and under. The child or young person who has died must be Welsh, must have resided in Wales or the death must have occurred in Wales.



Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH)

Area served: National

Telephone: 0345 603 8501

Website: www.archtrust.org.uk

Dedicated to promoting the emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being, by the provision of real understanding, counselling and supportive help to women, men and families after abortion. Services are confidential and free of charge. They offer a helpline staffed by volunteer Befrienders and free one to one counselling.


Hours: Helpline, 7pm - 10pm daily


Anam Cara Northern Ireland

Area served: Northern Ireland

Telephone: 028 9521 3120

Website: www.anamcarani.co.uk

An organisation in Northern Ireland providing online, 1 to 1 support calls and face to face peer support services for bereaved parents and siblings.



Bristol Drugs Project (BDP)

Area served: Bristol

Telephone: 0117 987 6000

Website: www.bdp.org.uk

Bristol drug project is a free drug and alcohol support offering a range of services. They are open and inclusive and have designed a range of support options for women, children and young people, older people, students, veterans, men and LGBT+.


Hours: Helpline, Monday to Friday 9-5


Butterflies Bereavement Support

Area served: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Telephone: 02381 55 00 66

Website: www.butterfliesbereavement.co.uk

Butterflies bereavement support is a community based bereavement charity. They reach out to each other, in love and understanding with tolerance and patience. They aim to transform lives through the provision of accessible bereavement care and support for all ages. All services, groups and activities are open to the whole community on an equal basis.


Hours: Helpline, Monday to Wednesday 10am to 12.30pm


Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM)

Area served: National

Telephone: 0800 585858

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Standing together, united against suicide are Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and are taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling rubbish, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living. 125 lives are lost every week to suicide. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. They exist to change this and do it by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide.


Hours: Helpline, 5pm - Midnight daily - telephone or webchat service


Care for the Family

Area served: National

Telephone: 029 2081 0800

Website: www.careforthefamily.org.uk

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. The majority of their resources are accessible to people of all faiths and of none. However, they do provide resources especially for those who share their Christian faith.



Child Bereavement UK (CBUK)

Area served: National

Telephone: 0800 02 888 40

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

Supporting children, young people, parents, and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.



Child Death Helpline

Area served: National

Telephone: 0800 282 986

Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

They offer a helpline that is operated by a dedicated team of volunteers who are all bereaved parents. They support a parent who has lost a child of any age, under any circumstances, and however recently or long ago, that are here to help. They also offer support to grandparents, siblings and the extended family, as well as professionals who have been impacted by the death of a child.


Hours: Helpline, open every evening 7pm - 10pm


Children of Jannah

Area served: National

Telephone: 0161 480 5156

Website: www.childrenofjannah.com

Aimed at supporting bereaved parents, they hold at their core, the Muslim belief that all children who die enter Heaven (called Jannah in Arabic).
They provide support through a faith perspective and education to thousands of families in the UK and beyond, who have been affected by the tragic loss of a child. The charity focus on meeting the needs of grieving Muslims, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support whilst educating friends, families, professionals and others to be able to better support them.



Chris's House

Area served: Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01236 766 755

Website: www.chrisshouse.org

Offers support and awareness to mental ill health to people who have been affected by suicide and the on-going ripple it has on family, friends, and the community. Volunteers have all been affected in some way themselves. Group support, online groups, and therapies at Chris’s House.



Cruse Bereavement Care NI

Area served: Northern Ireland

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website: www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/northern-ireland

Part of the national organisation CRUSE, that has a Northern Ireland support. Seven different areas are covered offering phone and email support for bereaved families.



Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Area served: Scotland

Telephone: 0808 802 6161

Website: www.crusescotland.org

Cruse Scotland is the nation's expert in bereavement counselling, listening services, information, advice and training. They aim to create a compassionate country where grief is properly discussed, understood and supported. Their people are mainly counselling and helpline volunteers, supported by a small staff team. Helpline, face to face support, information, support groups and webchat.


Hours: Helpline, Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm


Cruse Bereavement Support

Area served: England and Wales

Telephone: 0808 808 1677

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Cruse help people through one of the most painful times in life - with bereavement support, information and campaigning. Volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help make sense of how people are feeling. Helpline and webchat available.



Curly Star Dream Foundation

Area served: Fife and surrounding areas

Telephone: 07716 018 785

Website: www.curlystar.org

The charity supports family, friends and anyone affected by suicide and bereavement in Fife and the surrounding areas. They also campaign to raise awareness in the local community.



Ewen's Room

Area served: West Highlands

Telephone: 01967 401130

Website: www.ewensroom.com

A mental health and wellbeing charity supporting mental health and wellbeing whilst raising awareness. Weekly open doors drop-in centre (currently online) and a free textline 07537 431 637 or befriending service is also available.



Falkirk Trinity Church Seasons for Growth Bereavement Support

Area served: Falkirk and surrounding Forth Valley

Telephone: 01324 611 017

Website: www.falkirktrinity.org.uk/adult-seasons-for-growth-bereavement-support

The groups are open to anyone in the community who has experienced the death of someone close to them, whether recently or some time ago. They aim to help participants develop the skills and knowledge to understand and manage their grief.



James' Support Group

Area served: Inverness, Nairn, Thurso and Aviemore

Telephone: 07563 572471

Website: www.jamessupportgroup.com

They support anyone who has been touched by suicide. If you’ve had suicidal thoughts, are concerned about someone you know, or just need a safe space to talk and be heard, James Support Group are here for you. Support groups are held in Nairn, Thurso, Aviemore and Inverness.



Let's Talk About Loss

Area served: National

Website: www.letstalkaboutloss.org

Let's talk about loss is a safe space to talk through taboos and address the reality of losing someone close to you when you are young. They run meet ups across the UK for young people aged between 18 and 35 encouraging everyone to talk about grief.



Metabolic Support UK

Area served: National

Telephone: 0845 241 2173

Website: www.metabolicsupportuk.org

Metabolic Support UK was formerly known as CLIMB and are the leading patient organisation for inherited metabolic disorders and they are supporting thousands of patients worldwide. Their compassionate and experienced team delivers many support services to patients and families to meet their varying needs, including individual support, building communities, empowerment and advocacy.



Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest

Area served: Hackney & Waltham Forest

Telephone: 0208 985 4239

Website: www.mindchwf.org.uk

Part of the Mind network, Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is an independent mental health charity providing support for local people. Local support for people dealing with suicide, bereavement & grief, employment, education, universal credit, black & minority residents and championing LGBTQI+ mental health.



National Bereavement Service

Telephone: 0800 024 6121

Website: www.the NBS.org.uk

Services: Willl support around practical arrangements following a death. This NHS team of advisors will deal with any and every question related to a death. If they don't have the answer, they will try to signpost to someone who does. This information service is free and impartial and works with individuals to identify the best solution in their circumstances using straight-forward language. This is combined with empathy and understanding of the experience of bereavement and if required, directing individuals to longer term sources of emotional support,

Hours: open Mon - Fri 09.00-18.00 and Saturday 10.00 - 14.00


Pete's Dragons

Area served: Devon

Telephone: 01395 277 780

Website: www.petesdragons.org.uk

Supports anyone in the Devon area who has been affected by suicide. Support is offered through grants to help with unexpected costs, a listening service, practical advice and assistance, source and liaise with support services and children & family fun days.



Renfrewshire Bereavement Network

Area served: Renfrewshire

Telephone: 0800 038 6020

Website: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/10528/Renfrewshire-Bereavement-Network

A network of local support services whose aim is to reach any person living in the Renfrewshire area who has experienced a loss or is coping with grief following the death of someone close to you, or the loss of something that is important to you, you can get support from the network. They
provide access to advice, guidance and counselling.




Area served: National

Telephone: 0800 915 0400

Website: www.strongmen.org.uk

Their aim is to support men following bereavement. Grief can cause severe emotional and physical health conditions which are often overlooked and even ignored, especially in men.



Way Up

Area served: National

Website: https://way-up.co.uk/

Services: An active, online self-help group offering mutual and practical support primarily to those in their 50s and 60s who have been widowed although not exclusively for those who have been widowed. Please note: there is no formal network of national groups or area organisers.


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