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.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Day by Day Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm)
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement. The Winston's Wish family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
The Compassionate Friends
Helpline: 0845 123 2304 10am to 4pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, seven days
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.
Escaping Victimhood is a charity that provides unique, supportive residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by the trauma of serious crime. We currently specialise in those bereaved by murder and manslaughter. We deliver a unique and innovative residential workshop programme enabling participants to move forward into a healthier happier future, reconnecting with their families, communities and society. To help meet this objective, Escaping Victimhood has designed and piloted a unique programme that provides people with the information, support and on-going tools to start their recovery.
Victim Support Helpline
Helpline: 0845 30 30 900
Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 7pm