Road death bereavement helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on road death bereavement

Brake – The Road Safety Charity

Victim Helpline: 0808 8000 401

The Brake helpline supports anyone bereaved or seriously injured through a road crash, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago. It is also for professionals who need information about how to help people affected by a crash. Support provided includes emotional support, practical and procedural advice, accessing specialist services like legal advice or counseling, advocacy and signposting to other appropriate agencies. Brake support literature is available on various topics, and includes bereavement guides, serious injury guides and specialist children’s literature.


Helpline: 0845 4500 355 9am-9pm daily

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.

Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Helpline: 0121 451 1618 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.

Way Widowed & Young

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.

The Compassionate Friends

Helpline: 0345 123 2304

Siblings website

TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.

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.

Child Bereavement UK

Helpline (Freephone): 0800 02 888 40 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)


Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Grief Encounter

Tel: 0800 02 888 40

When a child’s parent or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever. As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and full of fear and anxiety. Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and we help make sense of the hurt and confusion. Above all, we aim to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief. Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible bereavement service which aims to professionally care and respond to the needs of each service user. We aim to support every family with an individual approach.

Victim Support Helpline

Helpline: 0808 16 89 111

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.