USEFUL CONTACTS

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.  

BEREAVEMENT & LOSS

Assist Trauma Care

www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

01788 560800 (Helpline)


At A Loss - Local Bereavement Support 

www.ataloss.org


BEAD Project - Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs

www.beadproject.org.uk


Bereavement Trust 

www.bereavement-trust.org.uk

0800 435 455 (Freephone Helpline)

info@bereavement-trust.org.uk


Bereaved Parent Support 

www.careforthefamily.org.uk

029 2081 0800 (Helpline)

mail@cff.org.uk


Brake (Road Safety Charity)

www.brake.org.uk

01484 559909 (Switchboard)

0808 8000401 (Victim Support)


Child Bereavement 

www.childbereavementuk.org 

01494 568 900 (Bereavement Services)

support@childbereavementuk.org


Child Death Helpline 

www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

0800 282 986 / 0808 800 6019 (Freephone Helplines)


Citizen's Advice Bureau 

www.citizensadvice.org.uk 

03444 111 444 (Adviceline)


Compassionate Friends 

www.tcf.org.uk

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

0288 77 88 16 (Helpline: Northern Ireland)

helpline@tcf.org.uk


Cruse Bereavement Care 

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677 (Helpline)

info@cruse.org.uk


Death & Benefits (Government Site)

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/bereavement 


DrugFam - Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support 

www.drugfam.co.uk 

0800 888 3853 (Helpline)


Forces Support - 'Honouring Our Fallen'

www.forcessupport.org.uk

01562 742798 (Head Office) 


Grief Encounter

www.griefencounter.org


Hope Again (Cruse) - For Bereaved Children 

www.hopeagain.org.uk


Loss Foundation - Cancer Bereavement Support 

www.thelossfoundation.org

0300 200 4112 (Helpline)

info@thelossfoundation.org


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

www.lullabytrust.org.uk

support@lullabytrust.org.uk


Marie Curie - Bereavement Support Service 

www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends 

0800 090 2309 (Freephone Helpline)


Miscarriage Association 

www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

01924 200799 (Helpline)

info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk


Relate (Supporting a Grieving Partner)

www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-relationships/communication/how-support-grieving-partner 


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

www.sadsuk.org.uk/newsite/

01277 811215

info@sads.uk.org

   

Samaritans UK

www.samaritans.org

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


SAMM - Support After Murder and Manslaughter 

www.samm.org.uk 

0121 472 2912 / 0845 872 3440 (Helplines)


SANDS - Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society 

www.sands.org.uk

0808 164 3332 (Helpline)

helpline@sands.org.uk


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

www.sayinggoodbye.org

0845 293 8027 (Helpline)

support@sayinggoodbye.org


SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

www.uksobs.org

0300 111 5065 (National Helpline)

email.support@uksobs.org


SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity 

www.ssafa.org.uk

0800 731 4880 (Freephone Helpline)


Sudden - Supporting people after Sudden Death 

www.suddendeath.org


Suicide Bereavement UK

www.suicidebereavementuk.com


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

www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk 

0808 8088 100 (Helpline)


WAY - Widowed and Young 

https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/bereavement-support/


Winston's Wish - For bereaved children 

www.winstonswish.org

MENTAL HEALTH

CHUMS - Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing For Children

www.chums.uk.com


Depression Alliance

https://www.depressionalliance.org/persistent-complex-bereavement-disorder/


International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

http://www.istss.org/home.aspx

https://www.istss.org/education-research/traumatic-stresspoints/2014-january/persistent-complex-bereavement-disorder-as-a-call.aspx


Mental Health Foundation 

www.mentalhealth.org.uk


MIND - Mental Health Charity 

www.mind.org.uk 


NHS - How To Access Mental Health Services 

www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/how-to-access-mental-health-services 


NHS - Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme

https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/adults/iapt/


NHS - Crisis Team 

www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis-or-emergency 

0300 456 8342 (National Helpline)


Rethink Mental Illness 

www.rethink.org


Time To Change - Tackling Mental Health Discrimination 

www.time-to-change.org.uk


World Federation for Mental Health

www.wfmh.global


World Health Organisation - Mental Health

www.who.int/mental_health/en

RESEARCH CENTRES

(UK)


Association for the Study of Death & Society (ASDS)

www.deathandsociety.org/index.php


Centre for Death & Life Studies - Durham University 

www.dur.ac.uk/cdals


Centre for Death & Society - University of Bath 

www.bath.ac.uk/cdas


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

www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/centre-for-research-in-social-and-psychological-transformation 


Sheffield University Death Group https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/socstudies/research.sdg


The Institute of Narrative Therapy 

http://www.theinstituteofnarrativetherapy.com


The Metanoia Institute 

www.metanoia.ac.uk 


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

http://wels.open.ac.uk/research/areas/death-dying-and-bereavement  


(US)


The Centre for Complicated Grief - Columbia University 

www.complicatedgrief.columbia.edu/professionals/complicated-grief-professionals/overview


The Centre for Loss and Life Transition

https://www.centerforloss.com


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

www.endoflife.weill.cornell.edu/grief-resources 

OTHER ON-LINE RESOURCES

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)  

www.bacp.co.uk     


Counselling Directory UK

www.counselling-directory.org.uk


Death Cafe

www.deathcafe.com


Dying - Love To Know

www.dying.lovetoknow.com


Dying Matters 

www.dyingmatters.org


Everyday Health 

www.everydayhealth.com


Funeral Guide

www.funeralguide.co.uk


Grief Matters

www.griefmatters.org


Grief Narratives

www.griefnarratives.com


Healthline

https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/complicated-grief


MayoClinic

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/complicated-grief/.../syc-20360374


Modern Loss 

www.modernloss.com 


National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)    

www.nice.org.uk


Theravive

https://www.theravive.com/therapedia/persistent-complex-bereavement-disorder-dsm--5


This Grief Thing

www.thisgriefthing.com


What's Your Grief 

www.whatsyourgrief.com



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