Bereavement after murder and manslaughter helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice for those bereaved by murder or manslaughter

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Helpline: 0121 472 2912 or 0845 872 3440

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: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm)

Counselling, support, information and advice to enable anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Hope Again

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. We also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Winston's Wish

Helpline: 08088 020 021

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: 0345 123 2304

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

Tel: 07715 209 415


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: 08 08 16 89 111

Murder or manslaughter

Offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected, giving information, emotional support and practical help.

The Child Death Helpline

Freephone: 0800 282 986

Additional Freephone number for ALL mobiles: 0808 800 6019

The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.