There are a number of services across the country which support adults and/or children who have experienced bereavement.

For face to face support, you could contact:

  • Cruse – 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.

  • Counselling Directory – Counselling Directory have developed a service that brings together all of the information needed to help connect people with the right counsellor or professional support for them.

For over the phone advice and online support, there is:

  • Bereavement Trust Helpline – provides the opportunity to talk to a trained volunteer about a bereavement of any kind.

  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – support for adults who have been bereaved by suicide.

  • Grief Encounter – Grieftalk is a free, national helpline, open weekdays, 9am – 9pm which can be reached on 0808 802 0111. Their qualified clinical team  ensures Grieftalk is available to all those suffering grief, with immediate listening services, advice and support available.

  • Brake – provide victim support for those involved in road traffic accidents

  • Papyrus – the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They have a confidential helpline (0800 068 41 41) or you can text them 07786 209697

  • Child Bereavement UK – supports families and educates professionals when a child dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.  Young people can contact them confidentially by phone on 0800 02 888 40 or email them.

  • Drugfam – offers support when bereaved through drug or alcohol misuse

  • SAMM – offers support after manslaughter or murder

  • Hope Again – A Cruse Bereavement Care site that was set up by young people.  Young people can email for support, and the site also makes suggestions about helpful activities/strategies that young people who are bereaved may find helpful.

  • Winston’s Wish – the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved families in the UK.  They have specialist expertise in supporting children bereaved by suicide and they also have a site for young people.

  • Samaritans – if you are under 18, you can still talk confidentially to the Samaritans .  They won’t tell you what to do, they will listen and try to understand what you’re going through.  Their number is 116 123 (UK) or look at their site for other ways to contact them.

  • Childline – 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. Call them free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.

  • Childhood Bereavement Network – aims to improve the quality and range of bereavement support for children, young people, their families and other caregivers. Offers information about support services.

  • SupportLine – offer confidential emotional support

  • Teen Issues – discussing the problems that teens face, including emotional support

  • Blue Cross – offering support when a pet has died

  • Funeral Guide – offers information about bereavement and funeral planning.

For parents whose partner has died, there is:

For parents whose child has died, there is:

For pre-bereavement support there is:

For more local support in Hampshire and the surrounding areas, you could try:

  • – email or at home support for adults that have been bereaved in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Emsworth, Waterlooville and surrounding areas of Hampshire

  • Mosaic – help and support for those in Dorset

  • Daisy’s Dream – help and support for those in Berkshire, before and after bereavement.

  • Seesaw – help and support for those in Oxfordshire.

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