Talk to someone about your loss

There are lots of organisations who can provide help and support to you while you grieve your loved one. We know it can be a really challenging time and is a really good idea to seek help if you are finding things difficult.

These services are there to listen and help provide you with the right information and advice during this difficult time. Sometimes just talking to someone can help take some of the pressure and stress when dealing with the formal side of dealing with a bereavement especially when you may not be able to meet up with your wider family or friends. 

Bereavement helplines and support


If you are bereaved and would like to speak with someone, you can call Cruse Bereavement Care for free.

  • Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (freephone Monday and Friday, 9.30am to 5pm and Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 8pm, excludes bank holidays)
  • Visit the Cruse website

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK offers support for families and professionals when a child dies or when a child grieves.



Samaritans offer confidential support around the clock to anyone that wants to talk through their problems (freephone from landline or mobile).


Hope Again

Hope Again offers support for young people who have lost someone.

  • Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (freephone Monday and Friday, 9.30am to 5pm and Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am to 8pm, excludes bank holidays)
  • Email: 
  • Visit the Hope Again website


The Compassionate Friends

Offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families.


Redbridge Talking Therapies

Provide treatments and services helping those feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives.



Bereavement resources

Independent Age

Independent Age provides information and advice on a range of subjects including welfare, legal and financial.


Bereavement Advice Centre

For information and advice on lots of different subjects including your loved one's affairs, arranging a funeral and coping with loss.


London Assembly support resources

For more resources including faith specific support.


Marie Curie

If you are looking for local help and support, Marie Curie has information on a range of issues including practical, legal and financial. 


The Silver Line

A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


At a Loss

At a Loss has a website with useful bereavement resources.


The Good Grief Trust

For bereaved families, run by people who have experienced a bereavement themselves.


Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder host a moderated online community forum for adults who are bereaved.


Winstons Wish

For children who are bereaved. 



Supporting people bereaved by sudden death.


Age UK

Age UK provide advice for how to cope with the death of a loved one and the emotions you may experience.



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