Other organisations

Every situation is different and our reactions are unique to us – we all need different types of support.  Below are a range of organisations who you may find helpful – please be aware that policies will differ from one organisation to another.


  • Cruse Bereavement Care provides advice, information, and other support services to bereaved adults and children including people bereaved by suicide. Services are available by telephone, email and face-to-face. A group support service for people bereaved by suicide is delivered in partnership with the Samaritans. Cruse has a dedicated website for young people – RD4U .
  • Winstons Wish provide support to young people and their families after a bereavement.  They have specialist information about supporting children through suicide bereavement.
  • The Compassionate Friends are dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.
  • Child Bereavement UK support families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.
  • Child Bereavement Network is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.  They provide directories of support services available.
  • WAY (Widowed and Young) is a self-help group that offers emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.
  • Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible bereavement service which aims to professionally care and respond to the needs of each service user. They provide a range of support for families and children.
  • Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death
  • Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs Have you lost a loved one due to a drug-related death?  If you are impacted by a drug-related death call us today to receive, guidance & information, counselling sessions, telephone support and peer support.  Free confidential Helpline Tel:08080 10 10 11. Email bereavement@sfad.org.uk
  • Suicide Bereaved Network is a new organisation which provides facilitated self-help support groups for people bereaved by suicide.  We currently run support groups in and around London. https://www.facebook.com/suicidebereavednetwork/
  • Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service. Please contact for Support Groups 0113 3055803 , Individual Support 0113 260 9328 or email bereavedbysuicide@leedsmind.org.uk
  • Richmond’s Hope supporting Children from the age of 4 to 18 who have suffered a bereavement. Referrals can be made by contacting 0141 230 6123.  email glasgow@richmondshope.org.uk


Suicide prevention and mental health

  • Samaritans  offer a range of listening support services.  You can talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
  • Papyrus are the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.  They offer a range of support services.
  • CALM – the campaign against living miserably – exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.  They offer a range of support services.  They use young men’s peers, their voices and interests to reach them.
  • If U Care Share are a charity promoting emotional well being in young people & supporting families affected by suicide
  • Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Sane work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness, they offer a range of support.
  • SAMH – Scotlands leading mental health charity,  they provide help, information and support and campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems
  • Breathing Space provide a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and information
  • Maytree provide support to people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting.
  • London Friend support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London.
  • Matthew Elvidge Trust work to tackle the issue of depression in young people
  • Students Against Depression offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves.
  • Rethink provide a range of mental health services nationally, including advocacy, carer support, crisis services and more.
  • bcsplymouth.co.uk Bereavement Counselling Service Plymouth, traumatic loss and complex grief specialist bereavement counsellors. bcs plymouth
  • http://www.chrisshouse.org/  a Scottish Charity set up to provide support and assistance to individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide Chris’s House


  • Inquest is a charity providing free advice to bereaved people facing an inquest, with a focus on deaths in custody.
  • Coroners’ Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending Inquests at many courts across the country.


  • Funeral costs help is a ‘not for profit’ website that provides information to help you understand funeral costs
  • Citizens Advice help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers
  • Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen.  You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
  • The Silver Line offer a free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people
  • London Lesbian Gay Switchboard – Providing free & confidential support & information to lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered communities throughout the UK
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – provide the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.
  • NHS UK provide information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.
  • Grandparents Association are a national charity which supports all grandparents and their families
  • Hypnotherapy directory provides information about hypnotherapy and contacts for therapists
  • Farm Community Network offer support and advice about family, business, health and farm issues, by people who understand farming and rural life.
  • SAMM support families bereaved by murder and manslaughter.




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