Information and links to organisations offering grief and bereavement support and services
The UK’s leading charity for older people, Age UK offer a wide range of support and advice both online and in their local centres across the country.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
At a Loss are a charity who provide signposting for bereavement support services, information, helplines and resources. Their site includes signposting to national agencies, specialist providers and local provision.
Before I Go Solutions aim to support everyone to create their own end of life plan, including those for whom their products might not be so easily accessible. They’re on a mission to have end of life plans be as commonplace as birth plans.
Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. They give practical information, advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.
The British Heart Foundation offers support for people who have lost someone to heart disease – both through their publications and their helpline.
Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. The charity supports children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
Citizen’s Advice is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems in the United Kingdom.
Cruse is the UK’s leading bereavement charity. They offer support for bereaved people nationwide, including grief counselling, a helpline and a chatline.
Dying Matters is trying to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness around dying.
The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. Their vision is to help bereaved people from day one, acknowledging their grief and providing reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support.
Grief UK is the home for people suffering with loss or bereavement or for those who want to help others with their loss.
Hospice UK is the national charity working for those experiencing death, dying and bereavement. They work in collaboration with their hospice members and other partners who work in end of life care.
Lasting Post is a website offering free independent advice around all of the tasks that need to be completed after a loved one has died.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
Marie Curie provide a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. Their services help people living with any terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Bereavement Partnership provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from anxiety, grief or mental health issues.
NBS advisors can cope with any question about what to do after a death. They offer free impartial information, working with empathy and understanding to identify the best solution for your particular circumstances. If needed, NBS can direct you to longer term sources of emotional support.
Parkinson’s UK is a Parkinson’s research and support charity in the United Kingdom. It aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s and find a cure for the condition.
StepChange Debt Charity provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. They help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives.
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – they’re there when it matters.
If someone you know has died, The Bereavement Register can reduce the amount of unwanted marketing posts being sent to them, stopping painful daily reminders.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.
The Loss Project works across the UK and beyond connecting people in local communities through the universal experiences of grief, loss, death, dying or trauma.
Established 28 years ago in 1991, The Natural Death Centre is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights.
The Vulnerability Registration Service (VRS) is a not-for-profit organisation providing a central, independent register of vulnerable people – helping companies to identify vulnerability and keep people safe.
WAY aims to provide peer-to-peer emotional and practical support to young or widowed people – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation – as they adjust to live after the death of their partner.