Resources: Bereavement

Bereaved Parents Support Organisations Network (BPSON)

Umbrella body for organisations supporting bereaved parents.

Visit: www.bpson.org.uk
Email: enquiries@bpson.org.uk

Bereaved Parent Support, Care for the Family

Peer support for bereaved parents including a telephone befriending service.

Visit the website
Call: 029 2081 0800

Bliss

Information and support for families of babies born premature or sick.

Visit: www.bliss.org.uk
Call: 0808 801 0322
Email: hello@bliss.org.uk

Care for the Family

Peer support for any parent whose son or daughter has died at any age, in any circumstance and at any stage in their journey of grieving.

Visit: www.cff.org.uk/bps
Call: 029 2081 0800
E
mail: bps@cff.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK

Training for professionals, support for families and a directory of local support services

Visit: www.childbereavementuk.org
Call: 0800 02 888 40

Child Death Helpline

For anyone affected by the death of a child of any age from any cause. 

Visit: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
Call: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019

Citizens Advice

What happens, and things you might need to think about, after someone dies.

Click here for more information

Hope Again

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. Visit the Hope Again website.

The Compassionate Friends

TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help.

Parents you have contact with can find out more about our support by contacting our helpline 0345 123 2304 (open every day from 10 – 4 and from 7 – 10pm) and always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen and signpost to other support within our charity. They can also email helpline@tcf.org.uk and I can respond with details of our support. 

We also have a number of Facebook Groups, including a moderated, private FB Group for parents who have lost a child to suicide. This enables parents across the UK  to have contact with others who have also lost a child to suicide. Further details of this and our other online support can be found here: https://www.tcf.org.uk/content/online-support/ 

Call: 0845 123 2304

The Lullaby Trust

Support for anyone affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child.

Visit: www.lullabytrust.org.uk
Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk
Bereavement support line: 0808 802 6868

Sands

For anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

Visit: www.uk-sands.org.uk 
Support Helpline: 0808 164 3332

Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP)

We are a special interest group of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance who focuses on supporting those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Visit: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Support for people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

Visit: www.uksobs.org 
Call: 0300 111 5065

TAMBA

Support for anyone affected by the death of a multiple.

Visit: www.tamba.org.uk
Call: 0800 138 0509 
Email: 
support-team@tamba.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Supporting children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. Visit the website. Our Freephone National Helpline is free to call on 08088 020 021 and offers therapeutic advice following a bereavement.


Free training sessions for staff, for instance as part of a school inset day or twilight training session.

Support and consultation for individual staff (or volunteers), or small groups of staff, working with bereaved children or young people. This could be face to face or over the phone.

Taking part in networking or multi-agency events in order to raise awareness and confidence in supporting bereaved children and to let people know what resources are still available (helpline, publications, online resources..)


Lisa Kelley will be leading this work and will aim to respond flexibly and positively to any requests. Please contact her directly if you are interested in these or any other ways that we might be able to support you:

Lisa Kelley, Lead Practitioner

Email: lkelley@winstonswish.org

Tel: 07909 051702


 

There are also a number of useful organisations who hold information about many smaller, specialised and local organisations available for bereaved families. One may be able to find an organisation that focusses on a situation more specifically through one of these organisations:

The Childhood Bereavement Network
A Child of Mine
At A Loss.org
The Good Grief Trust

NATIONAL RESOURCES
Services available nationally to help and support you.

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