Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
The Compassionate Friends provide one-to-one support, local support groups and produce a range of publications for parents, children, grandparents and professionals, as well as a website specifically for people dealing with the death of a brother or sister.
WAY offers support and friendship to young bereaved people, whatever their circumstances, however long ago their partner died. We help men and women up to the age of 50, parents and those without children.
London Friend (formerly Lesbian & Gay Bereavement Project)
LGBT Bereavement Helpline: 020 7403 5969 (Open Tuesdays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm)
London Friend's dedicated helpline offers support and practical information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered callers who have been bereaved or are preparing for bereavement. Our trained volunteers also welcome calls from affected family, friends, colleagues and carers. The volunteers can help you find suitable religious leaders or secular officiants for the funeral and suggest solicitors and funeral directors.
SOBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend, aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
If you have lost someone dear to you through murder or manslaughter you are not alone. SAMMS offers a confidential telephone help line where you can talk to someone who has experienced the devastating effects of this most distressing crime.
Brake – The Road Safety Charity
BrakeCare helpline for road crash victims: 0845 603 8570
Our work for road crash victims includes a helpline, acclaimed support literature, and a pilot face to face support project, as well as public awareness. We particularly prioritise services for families and children.
National charity for bereaved and injured road traffic victims, which provides information and support through its helpline, literature, local groups, and contact with people who have suffered a similar experience.
Jack's Rainbow helps create new Memories for bereaved families who have lost a chid by sending families on Breaks away to create some laughter and smiles again. It also offers a friendly ear to bereaved families who have lost a child via email or Skype calls.