Other Support Services
Below is an alphabetical list of organisations that may be able to offer additional support. The list is not exhaustive and does not cover all support services available.
Bereavement Advice Centre
Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by ITC (Independent Trust Corporation). We give practical information and advice on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.
Timothy's Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
We offer information about death, dying, bereavement, funerals and self help counselling. Bereavement UK founder Alex James MBACP, is an experienced professional bereavement counsellor/consultant who has been working with bereaved individuals and families for many years. Specialising in sudden traumatic bereavement, Alex has worked for agencies as a trauma support worker, trainer and voluntarily for a charitable trust supporting those impacted by road death.
Brake – The Road Safety Charity
Brake is a charity and we exist for a simple reason - because every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash. The misery of road deaths and injuries, and the pollution of our planet by vehicles, is a shameful epidemic that must end. With your help, Brake campaigns to stop the carnage and supports the victims.
PO Box 548
Tel: 0845 6038570
Child Bereavement UK
The charity’s mission is to make a real difference to bereaved families through providing accessible quality support and information to all affected by the death of a child or when children are bereaved, and accessible quality training for the professionals who work with these families and children.
The Saunderton Estate
Tel: 01494 568900
Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the Helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals.
37 Queen Square
Tel: 0800 282 986
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face. To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.
The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
115-123 Pentonville Road
Tel: 08444 111 444
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news and events.
Tel: 0844 803 0252
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well-being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. As well providing free care to all bereaved people, the charity also offers information, support and training services to those who are looking after them.
Foundation for the Sudy of Infant Deaths (FSID)
Offering support to families, professionals and friends bereaved by the sudden and unexpected death of an infant.
11 Belgrave Road
Helpline: 0808 802 6868
Tel: 020 7802 3200
INQUEST (Advice after a death in custody)
INQUEST was founded in 1981. It is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of ten and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation.
89-93 Fonthill Road
Tel: 020 7263 1111
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims and is an independently funded, membership organisation. Members include those who have been bereaved or injured in road crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger.
Shakespeare Business Centre
245a Coldharbour Lane
Tel: 0845 4500 355
SADS UK (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome)
The Ashley Jolly SAD Trust, is a charity that helps to prevent premature loss of life and to improve the lives of those adversely affected by cardiac arrhythmia.
Horndon Ind. Park
Tel: 01277 230642
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
P.O. Box 9090
Tel: UK: 08457 90 90 90 ROI: 1850 60 90 90
Sands (Still and Neonatal Death Society)
Sands is a national charity, established by bereaved parents in 1981.
We have 3 core aims which are to: Support anyone affected by the death of a baby; To work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and To promote research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.
28 Portland Place
Tel: 020 7436 5881
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. We are a self-help organisation. Many of our volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide.
The Flamsteed Centre
Tel: 0115 944 1117
SSAFA Forces Help
At Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help we aim to help and support those who serve in our Armed Forces and those who used to serve - even if it was only for a single day. We also care for the families of both.
19 Queen Elizabeth Street
Tel: 0845 1300 975
The Compassionate Friends
TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.
53 North Street
WAY Widowed and Young
WAY is a national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.
College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road
Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. We offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. We believe that the right support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.
St James's House
St James Square
Tel: 08452 03 04 05