Bereavement support

It can sometimes be easier to talk to a stranger on the telephone, about the things that you are going through, than to talk to a person who is close to you.

If you would like some specialised support in connection with a bereavement, the following list of organisations can provide counselling and companionship:

Compassionate Friends
53 North Street
Bristol
BS3 1EN

Helpline: 08451 23 23 04, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, 7.00pm to 10.30pm, open every day of the year
Email: members@tcf.org.uk

Cruse - Bereavement Care
PO Box 800
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1RG 

Helpline: 0844 477 9400
Central office telephone number: 0208 939 9530
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk

The Lullaby Trust - Safer sleep for babies (sudden infant death)
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB

Telephone: 0808 8086868
General: 0207 802 3200
Email: fsid@sids.org.uk

Miscarriage Association
c/o Clayton Hospital
Northgate
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 3JS

Telephone: 01924 200799, from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm
Fax: 01924 298834
Email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Victim Support Schemes
National Centre: Hallam House
56-60 Hallam Street
London
W1W 6JL

Telephone: 0207 268 0200
Support line: 0845 30 30 900
Typetalk: 18001 0845 30 30 900

Victim Support, Salford
Fountain Square
Swinton
Salford

Telephone: 0161 727 0230

Samaritans
72/74 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 5NH

Telephone: 0161 236 8000

Chris
P.O. Box 90 90
Stirling
FK8 2SA

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90, 24 hours
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Still birth and Neonatal Death Society
28 Portland Place
London
W1B 1LY

Telephone: 0207 436 5881, from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday only from 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Fax: 0207 436 3715
Email: helpline@uk-sands.org

Terence Higgins Trust
52-54 Grays Inn Road
London
WC1X 8JU

Telephone: 0845 1221 200
Email: info@tht.org.uk

The Natural Death Centre
In the Hill House
Watley Lane
Twyford
Winchester
SO21 1QX

Helpline: 0871 288 2098

Asian Family Counselling Service
Suite 51
Windmill Place
2/4 Windmill Lane
Southall
Middlesex
UB2 4NJ

Telephone: 0208 571 3933
Email: afcs@btconnect.com

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service
c/o Martin B Cohen Centre
Deansbrook Road
Edgware
HA8 9BG

Telephone: 0208 951 3881
Email: enquiries@jbcs.org.uk

This page was last updated on 16 March 2016

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