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Bereavement Support

Child Bereavement Support

Child Bereavement UK

Ideas for teachers in schools as well as parents and children. Their website includes guides and information on bereavement for schools, from early years to higher education.

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40


Childhood Bereavement Network

Offers information about local support services. The organisation’s free Growing in Grief Awareness programme helps schools plan ahead to support pupils facing or coping with bereavement.


Grief Encounter

Supports bereaved children and teenagers. 020 8371 8455


Hope Again

A website designed for young people by young people who have been bereaved (part of Cruse Bereavement Care).

0808 808 1677


Sibling Support

A website tool which provides resources for children who are coping with the death of a brother or sister. 0800 02 888 40


Winston’s Wish

A child bereavement charity which offers specialist practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. The charity also has has a range of free PSHE lesson plans on loss and bereavement for Key Stages 1-4.

08088 020 021


Adult Bereavement Support

The UK’s signposting website for bereaved people. Support services, information, helplines and helpful reads for anyone who has been bereaved, whatever their age, loss or background. Includes a searchable list of local, national and specialist services across the UK. A free, professional counselling web chat is also available.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides bereavement support, either face-to-face or over the phone, from trained volunteers around the UK. Calls to this helpline are free. The website includes resources for schools to support children facing bereavement.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677


The Good Grief Trust

The UK’s umbrella charity bringing over 800 support services together under one database. Run by the bereaved for the bereaved, offering early signposting to a choice of tailored help. A national network of support for those grieving and the professionals working with them. Help and hope in one place.


Marie Curie

The Marie Curie Support Line provides practical and emotional support for anyone who’s been bereaved, whether it happened recently or some time ago. You can also get ongoing support from a bereavement volunteer.

Support Line: 0800 090 2309

Online information and support:

Support booklets and resources, including easy read versions:


WAY (Widowed & Young) Foundation

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age. It runs activities and support groups for people coping with grief.