Bereavement counselling

The following list gives just some of the organisations that offer help and support to the bereaved.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: 0870 167 1677 (lines open 9.30 – 5.00)
Cruse are a charity that provide bereavement care to anyone who has been affected by a death. They also run a Youth Involvement Project specifically to support young people (aged 12-18) after the death of someone close to them.


Tel: 08457 90 90 90 – Open 24 hours
24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.


Helpline: 020 8554 9004
A helpline providing confidential emotional support to children, young people and adults on any issue – referring callers to sources of help in their immediate area.

Child Death Helpline

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N 3JH
Tel: 0800 282 986
A telephone helpline based at Great Ormond Street Hospital that offers help and support to anyone affected by the death of a child. Run by parent volunteers who are supported by a professional team.

The Child Bereavement Trust

Aston House, West Wycombe
High Wycombe, Bucks HP14 3AG
Tel: 0845 357 1000
A website and support line that provides information and support for bereaved families.

SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (UK)

Helpline: 0207 436 5881
A national organisation that provides support for bereaved parents whose baby has died at or soon after birth.

Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management
Provides guidelines about standards of service to expect from professionals.