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 Helpline
Day by Day Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call us on 0844 477 9400 or send an email. Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers across the UK.
Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service. Since then Console has developed into a International Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services.
Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service n Ireland. Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
winstonswish.org.ukWinston’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.
Victim Support Helpline
Helpline:0845 30 30 900 Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 7pm
victimsupport.comOffers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected, giving information, emotional support and practical help.
Every Action Has Consequences
eahconsequences.comThe aims of our Charity are to help inform young people about the futility of violence in our streets. We want young people to stand up and say 'We don't accept it as normal on a night out to see fights and people so drunk they don't know what they are doing or who they are hurting.' There have been too many young people killed in our streets in recent years and mostly it is all about nothing. We are producing an education pack which will be available to people who work with teenagers.
ARC (Antenatal Results & Choices)
Helpline: 0845 077 2290 (M-F 10-.530)
arc-uk.orgARC is the only national charity which provides non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process. Our role is to help parents arrive at the most appropriate decision for them in the context of their individual family circumstances and to ensure that they are enabled to make decisions they are best able to live with.
carenotkilling.org.ukCare Not Killing is a UK-based alliance of individuals and organisations which brings together human rights groups, healthcare groups, palliative care groups and faith-based organisations with the aims of promoting more and better palliative care. Ensuring that existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are not weakened or repealed during the lifetime of the current Parliament. Influencing the balance of public opinion further against any weakening of the law.
Our vision at the Grief Encounter Project is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, support, recognition and understanding following their loss. Our mission is to raise understanding about issues for bereaved children and promote the value of bereavement support.