Bereavement Organisations & Support We recognise that sometimes other organisations can meet your specific needs much better than us. When that happens we will suggest who you could contact for the support you require. In the majority of situations they will be charities or professional organisations who we know and trust.If you are looking for a service where one of the organisations listed below would not be the most appropriate, we will search for an alternative for you, but on the understanding that we cannot guarantee the level of service they provide.Most of these organisations are charities and many make no charge for their services. However, if you are able to make a donation to them (gift-aided if you are eligible) this will be greatly appreciated. Many offer the opportunity of on-line or activity based fund-raising. Age UK – ageuk.org.uk – Help and advice for older people on very many topics including bereavement.At a Loss – ataloss.org – Go to the UK’s hub of information and support to find bereavement support, practical information and helpful resources.Bereaved Through Alcohol and Drugs – beadproject.org.uk– Helpful information site with links to support provided by Cruse.Blue Cross – bluecross.org.uk/pet-bereavement-and-pet-loss – Although the death of an animal companion doesn’t have the practical implications of the death of a person, it can cause real and painful grief. The Blue Cross provides understanding and support in these circumstances.Child Bereavement UK – childbereavementuk.org – Provides help if you need to explain the death of someone close to a child or young person, as well as a variety of resources.Citizens Advice – citizensadvice.org.ukCruse Bereavement Care – www.cruse.org.uk – The UK’s largest bereavement support charity.Dying Matters – www.dyingmatters.org – Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement.Macmillan – macmillan.org.uk – Physical, emotional and financial support.Marie Curie Bereavement Support Service – mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/telephone-bereavement-support – Telephone support service for people bereaved following a terminal illnessMIND – mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/ – The mental health charity has information on bereavement and suggests sources of support.Quaker Social Action – httpss://quakersocialaction.org.uk/ – An independent charity that delivers practical projects in response to poverty.Road Peace – roadpeace.org – Charity for road crash victims, including bereavement support.Samaritans – samaritans.org or call free on 116 123 – Immediate support if you are in extreme distress and need to speak with someone urgently. This is a 24-hour service.Sands – sands.org.uk – Stillborn and neonatal death charity.Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) – supportaftersuicide.org.uk – A UK-wide network of more than 70 national and local organisations involved in delivering suicide bereavement support. Click here to read their leaflet.Support after Murder and Manslaughter – samm.org.uk/support-for-the-bereaved.phpSurvivors of Bereavement by Suicide – uksobs.orgThe Compassionate Friends – www.tcf.org.uk – Originally founded to support parents after a child has died, including adult children, it now supports bereaved family members including grandparents and brothers or sisters of the person who has died.The Good Grief Trust – thegoodgrieftrust.org – Information on bereavement support.The Money Advice Service – moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en – Free and impartial money advice.The Silver Line – www.thesilverline.org.uk – A confidential, free helpline for older people.WAY (Widowed and Young) – widowedandyoung.org.uk – For people whose life partner has died and under the age of 50WAY UP – way-up.co.uk – Online support for people aged in their 50s and 60s whose life partner has died.Winston’s Wish – winstonswish.org – Childhood bereavement charity.