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Links to other sources of help and useful information

Child Bereavement Network

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It involves and is actively supported by all the major bereavement care providers in the UK.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.


Childline offers a free helpline for children and young people on any issue including bereavement and is open 24 hours a day.

The Compassionate Friends...

The Compassionate Friends (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.

Cruse Bereavement Care...

Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people, but we rely on donations to fund our work.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is a Bereavement Charity set up to help bereaved children and their families. Our vision at Grief Encounter is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, recognition and understanding following their loss.  In addition, Grief Encounter offers a free national helpline service, Grieftalk. 

hope again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.  Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.

Let's Talk About Loss

Let's Talk About Loss supports people aged 18-35 who are bereaved. We run 29 meet up groups across the UK, offering monthly peer support and a safe social space to talk about grief. You can find out moreat or on social media @talkaboutloss. 


Brake is road safety charity which offers support for anyone who has been affected by the death of someone on the roads.


Sudden is a charitable initiative which supports people after a sudden death when there is little or no time to say goodbye.



Survivors of bereavement by suicide aims to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

Way Foundation

Way provides a social network for young widows, widowers and their children.

Care for the family

Care for the family is a national charity motivated by Christian compassion, but which offers support to anyone regardless of faith or none.  Their bereavement support page has sections for those widowed young, bereaved parents and bereaved siblings.

Family Lives

Family Lives offers advice and support to parents including a links on their website specifically covering bereavement.



Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.



The Bereavement Register

The Bereavement Register provides the opportunity to register the details of the death of a family member onto a register which prevents companies involved in direct marketing sending mail to a deceased person.