Bereavement Support

The grief that any of us feel after a bereavement is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Here are some organisations that can offer support after the death of someone close. 

Network for organisations who give advice, can help put you in touch with the right one to help you.

Age UK
Fact sheets and information on all aspects of death and bereavement  

BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Accredited list of Counsellors to help with the grief process

Care for the Family
Care for the Family is a UK-wide charity working in many areas of family life including bereavement support.

The Childhood Bereavement Network
National, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people

Child Funeral Charity
Charity providing financial support for the costs of child and baby funerals, up to the age of 16.

Bereavement counselling available locally

Disaster Action
Self help group for those bereaved by a major disaster such as a plane crash

These services, including Counselling, are delivered free to clients of AOIC members.
Excellent search site for local and smaller bereavement charities

The Miscarriage Association
Information and support for those faced with pregnancy loss

Much Loved
An online memorial website charity, that offers bereaved people the opportunity to create personalised and sensitive tributes.

National Association of Bereavement Services
Information about bereavement counselling services in your local area

National Association of Widows
Information and details of local branches

Road Peace
Road crash victims & bereaved

Provides information and support to people who’ve been affected by sudden cardiac arrest or bereaved through sudden death 

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby

Support & Care After Road Death & Injury
Support & Care After Road Death & Injury

Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Support After Murder and Manslaughter

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Winston’s Wish
Support for bereaved children aged up to 18 and their families and carers