Bereavement Guide
Information on bereavement, what to do when someone dies, how to cope with grief, where to go for support and ideas of how to remember a loved one.
What to do when someone dies
It can be bewildering to know what to do once a loved one dies, and you may be in shock or overwhelmed by grief, which adds to the difficulties of sorting out the official papers and funeral arrangements
What to do
How to register a child’s death or stillbirth
It's the unthinkable scenario that every parent wishes will never happen to them, in such tragic circumstances, here are the steps to take...
More information
Coping with grief
A certainty about life, and living and loving, is that at some point we will experience grief when dear family members, friends and colleagues pass away
Get support
How to organise a funeral
Through organising a loved one's funeral, you can find comfort in celebrating their life and gain some closure
How to get started
How to talk to a child about death
Discussing death is a difficult conversation to have with any child, whatever their age, so here are some ideas to encourage an open discussion
How to talk
In Loving Memory
Ideas to ensure a loved one's memory lives on
Ideas for rememberance

Bereavement Support
Organisations to provide help and support with bereavement...
Bereavement Advice Centre
Provides support and advises people on what they need to do after a death.

Tel: 0800 634 9494
The Bereavement Register
Removes names and addresses of the deceased from databases.

Tel: 0800 082 1230 or 020 7089 6403
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Raises awareness of young sudden cardiac deaths and provides support.

Tel: 01737 363222
Child Death Helpline
For bereaved parents and families who have lost a child.

Tel: 0800 282 986
The Compassionate Friends
Offers support to families who have suffered the death of a child.

Tel: 0345 123 2304
Cruse Bereavement Support
Charity providing support, information and campaigning during this difficult time.

Tel: 0808 808 1677
The Lullaby Trust
Provides support for families who experience the loss of a baby or young child.

Tel: 0808 802 6868
Macmillan Cancer Support
Support services for those affected by cancer.

Tel: 0808 808 0000
Marie Curie
Provides care at end of life and supports you and your loved ones through death and bereavement.

Tel: 0800 090 2309
The National Bereavement Service
Gives practical and emotional guidance after the loss of a loved one.

Tel: 0800 0246 121
Natural Death Centre
Help, support and guidance on planning a funeral.

Tel: 01962 712690
Road Peace
National charity that provides support to those bereaved or injured in a road collision.

Tel: 0800 160 1069
A helpline for someone you can talk to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel: 116 123
SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity
National charity that helps serving and ex-service personnel and their families. Offers practical support and support groups for those in need.

Tel: 0800 260 6767
The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Support for parents bereaved through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Tel: 0808 164 3332
Support and Care After Road Death and Injury (SCARD)
Offers support for families and friends who have lost someone through road related accidents.

Tel: 0345 123 5542
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
A safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings.

Tel: 0300 111 5065
The War Widows' Association of Great Britain
Advice, help and support for all war widows and dependants.

Tel: 0845 2412 189
WAY: Widowed & Young
Peer to peer support network for anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday.

Tel: 0300 201 0051
Bereavement Support in Scotland
General support for all bereavement related issues and lists support organisations in Scotland.