We’ve established an extensive network of charity partners, affiliates and partners who are an extension of our support system.
We have hand-selected third party organisations who we can rely on to help bereaved individuals if they require information and guidance which falls outside of the National Bereavement Service’s typical scope.
If you come to us looking for advice, and one of our charities, affiliates or partners is better placed to provide that assistance, we’ll put you in direct contact with them. After this, we’ll continue to liaise with you and the experts within our network to ensure you receive all the things you need to cope with your bereavement. Consider it a family of support services – there for all the things you might require, at any time.
Below is our list of associated charities, affiliates and partners, which you can utilise to can find additional advice on your bereavement.
Additionally, you can work together with our chosen charities to set up commemorative funds in the name of a loved one or begin fundraising to ensure other people are able to receive the same support as you have, in the future.
- Age UK – ageuk.org.uk – Help and advice for older people on very many topics including bereavement.
- At a Loss – ataloss.org – Charity signposting to bereavement support and 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.uk
- 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.
- Cruse 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 illness
- MIND – 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.php
- Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – uksobs.org
- 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 50
- WAY 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.