When Someone Dies

Help with Bereavement.

We can provide contact details of a number of organisations who can help with bereavement. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day but the hours in which you can contact specialist bereavement helplines do vary. Try the phone numbers below or look on their websites.

You may benefit from more long-term support, in which case, talk to your GP about bereavement counselling or contact the organisations listed below.

There are experienced professional people who understand and who want to help you. Just take your time and you will find the support that is right for you.

If you click on the name of the Organisations below, all link to their individual websites for more information:

24 Hour Helplines

The Samaritans | 116 123

Suggested Help with Bereavement

Child Death Helpline | 0800 282 986

A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Child Bereavement | 0800 028 8840

Supports families and educate professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Compassionate Friends | 0845 123 2304

An organisation of bereaved families offering support to others after the death of a child or children. The helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen.

Cruse Bereavement Care | 0844 477 9400

Promotes the well-being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

The Miscarriage Association | 01924 200 799

Offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS) | 020 7436 5881

Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or after birth.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide | 0300 111 5065

Supporting people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide

Winston’s Wish | 08452 03 04 05

Offers advice on how to help children and young people to re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling.