The following is a list of contacts for agencies and centres that provide support for Bereavement & Loss and Mental Health Issues. 

There is also a section with links to Research Centres and a list of Other On-line Grief Resources.  


Assist Trauma Care

01788 560800 (Helpline)

At A Loss - Local Bereavement Support

BEAD Project - Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs

Bereavement Trust

0800 435 455 (Freephone Helpline)

Bereaved Parent Support

029 2081 0800 (Helpline)

Brake (Road Safety Charity)

01484 559909 (Switchboard)

0808 8000401 (Victim Support)

Child Bereavement 

01494 568 900 (Bereavement Services)

Child Death Helpline

0800 282 986 / 0808 800 6019 (Freephone Helplines)

Citizen's Advice Bureau 

03444 111 444 (Adviceline)

Compassionate Friends

0345 123 2304 (Helpline: England, Wales, Scotland)

0288 77 88 16 (Helpline: Northern Ireland)

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677 (Helpline)

Death & Benefits (Government Site) 

DrugFam - Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support 

0800 888 3853 (Helpline)

Forces Support - 'Honouring Our Fallen'

01562 742798 (Head Office) 

Grief Encounter

Hope Again (Cruse) - For Bereaved Children

Loss Foundation - Cancer Bereavement Support

0300 200 4112 (Helpline)

Lullaby Trust - Support for persons affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Marie Curie - Bereavement Support Service 

0800 090 2309 (Freephone Helpline)

Miscarriage Association

01924 200799 (Helpline)

Relate (Supporting a Grieving Partner) 

SADS UK - Support for persons affected by Sudden Arryhthmic Death Syndrome (SADS)

01277 811215


Samaritans UK

116 123 (free of charge from UK landline or mobile) 

SAMM - Support After Murder and Manslaughter 

0121 472 2912 / 0845 872 3440 (Helplines)

SANDS - Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society

0808 164 3332 (Helpline)

Saying Goodbye - Support for persons suffering the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, birth or infancy

0845 293 8027 (Helpline)

SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

0300 111 5065 (National Helpline)

SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity

0800 731 4880 (Freephone Helpline)

Sudden - Supporting people after Sudden Death

Suicide Bereavement UK

Together For Short Lives - For children expected to live short lives 

0808 8088 100 (Helpline)

WAY - Widowed and Young

Winston's Wish - For bereaved children


CHUMS - Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing For Children

Depression Alliance

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

Mental Health Foundation

MIND - Mental Health Charity 

NHS - How To Access Mental Health Services 

NHS - Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme

NHS - Crisis Team 

0300 456 8342 (National Helpline)

Rethink Mental Illness

Time To Change - Tackling Mental Health Discrimination

World Federation for Mental Health

World Health Organisation - Mental Health



Association for the Study of Death & Society (ASDS)

Centre for Death & Life Studies - Durham University

Centre for Death & Society - University of Bath

Centre for Research in Social & Psychological Transformation (CREST) - University of Roehampton 

Sheffield University Death Group

The Institute of Narrative Therapy

The Metanoia Institute 

Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS) – Death, Dying and Bereavement Research Group - Open University  


The Centre for Complicated Grief - Columbia University

The Centre for Loss and Life Transition

The Centre for Research on End-Of-Life Care - Cornell University 


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)     

Counselling Directory UK

Death Cafe

Dying - Love To Know

Dying Matters

Everyday Health

Funeral Guide

Grief Matters

Grief Narratives



Modern Loss 

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)


This Grief Thing

What's Your Grief

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