Useful websites

Child Bereavement UK

www.childbereavementuk.org

Provides support, training and information when a parent or child dies. Helpline: 01494 568 900


Childhood Bereavement Network

www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

A national federation of child bereavement organisations. The directory on its website helps people find sources of support in different parts of the country.


Child Death Helpline

www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Trained volunteers who have themselves experienced the death of a child provide support and information. Helpline: 0800 282 988


Compassionate Friends

www.tcf.org.uk

A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents who provide support for others who have suffered the death of a child. Helpline: 0845 123 2304


Cruse Bereavement Care

www.cruse.org.uk

Provides one-to-one support for bereaved people. Helpline: 0844 477 9400


Macmillan Cancer Care

www.macmillan.org.uk

Support for people living with cancer, and their families. Advice, support and a wide range of useful publications available. Helpline: 020 7840 7840


Papyrus

www.papyrus-uk.org

Papyrus is a voluntary organisation committed to preventing young suicide and promoting mental health and well being. HopeLine UK: 0800 068 41 41


RD4U

www.rd4u.org.uk

RD4U means the Road for You. Part of Cruse Bereavement Care, this is a website designed for young people by young people. Helpline: 0808 808 1677 


Sudden and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS)

www.uk-sands.org

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity providing emotional support and information for parents following the death of a baby. Helpline: 020 7436 5881 Email: helpline@uk-sands.org


Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM)

www.samm.org.uk

This charity provides support for families bereaved through murder or manslaughter. Helpline: 0121 451 1618 and 0845 872 3440


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

A national organisation providing support for survivors of suicide. Volunteer workers are generally people who are survivors of suicide themselves. Provides local support groups and useful publications. Helpline: 0300 111 5065


Widowed and Young (WAY Foundation)

www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

Help for widows and widowers under 50 through local support groups and social events. 


Winston's Wish

www.winstonswish.org.uk

Has a useful site for young people to enter into a moderated forum around bereavement issues. Helpline: 08452 03 04 05