© 2019 National Bereavement Service



The National Bereavement Service is here help those in need of support during the difficult time of bereavement.

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Welcome to the National Bereavement Service

We are the National Bereavement Service and we work hard to ensure that you have all the practical and emotional support you need at this difficult time. We offer several support channels and signposting through our telephone service as well as via email and this website.


You can trust us to be there for you when it really counts.

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Frequently Asked


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Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances. We are here to help you with the practical side of bereavement. From registering a death to arranging a funeral. We can guide you and keep you on the right track.

Hospice UK

"Losing someone we love is upsetting and often traumatic, but few of us realise how much practical work goes along with it.


We welcome any initiative to help people through the practical aspects of bereavement while they are still coping with the emotional impact.


The National Bereavement Service help people through the actions they need to take at a time when it’s hard to think of anything other than the person you’ve lost".

Claire Henry MBE

Director of Improvement and Transformation

It is important to read the Will (where there is one) sooner rather than later as it may contain funeral wishes or perhaps even state that full arrangements have already been made for your loved one.

Final Wishes

If you need any help with Will matters call our telephone service and speak to an NBS specialist.

© 2019 National Bereavement Service

The National Bereavement Service is a not for profit organisation. Registered address: Hilden Park House, 79 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, TN11 9BH. Company number 09333323