Bereavement support organisations

Bereavement Support Services 

London Bereavement Network
Provides information and support to members of the public who are bereaved and the professionals who support them.
Tel: 020 7700 8134
Address: 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6P 

Cruse Bereavement Care
Helpline: 0844 477 9400 Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm
Young Person's helpline: 0808 808 1677
Provides one-to-one and other support to the bereaved organised through local branches - find your local branch number on the website. Information about bereavement and other issues on helpline and excellent bookshop on the website.

The Loss Foundation

Tel: 0300 200 4112

The Loss Foundation is a registered charity providing support to people who have lost loved ones to cancer; spouses, family members, friends. Our charity offers in-person support in London and Oxford in the form of bereavement support groups and other supportive social events. We also provide an array of bereavement information on our website to support those that fall out of our support group catchment area. 


Telephone Helpline:

01708 765200


Provides emotional support and details of agencies, support groups, helplines and counsellors throughout the UK. 

The Bereavement Register

020 7089 6403 or 0800 082 1230 (24 hour automated registration service)

Service specifically designed to remove from databases and mailing files, the names and addresses of people who have died.

For a comprehensive list look at Help is at Hand and the Support after Suicide website 

Support After Suicide Partnership – Opportunities to provide your story or source emotional support and/or practical support. There are opportunities to help others too.

Barnet Bereavement Service

Wesley Hall
Stapylton Road

Telephone: 020 8368 8880

We offer 12 weeks free bereavement counselling to residents in the London Borough of Barnet aged 18+.  Sessions can be in person at our Wesley Hall or Friary Park sites or via Zoom.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide they may have already tried to access the groups (NW London one and the central London are heavily over subscribed).  But the website offers email support and a forum contact too which may be of use.  Have a local group that meets on 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Phone: 07934 976 253


Information Sources

Cruse Bereavement Care 

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide  


  • 0800 068 41 41 


The Listening Place - Face-to-face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living    

Winston’s Wish (for bereaved children and young people)

Compassionate Friends


Miscarriage Association
01924 200799
Originally founded by people who had experienced miscarriage it continues to provide support and encourage good care by professionals. 

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
0808 164 3332
Welcomes calls from anyone affected by a stillbirth or a baby, family, friends or professionals including long after the event.

Sands United FC London
Sands United FC London is a newly regional formulated charity team for bereaved fathers who have endured the pain of stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death whether before, during or shortly after birth.

Child Bereavement UK
01494 568900
A charity that has a dual focus of training professionals who work with families and children affected by a death which also produces excellent resources that can be used by those who are bereaved. This includes families and professionals supporting children affected by the death of an adult or anyone affected by the death of a child.

Child Death Helpline
0800 282986
Mon-Fri 1000-1300, Weds only 1300-1600
Every day 1900-2200
Helpline support for anyone affected by the death of a child, irrespective of the age of the child, the relationship or the length of time since the death. Provided by Great Ormond Street and Royal Liverpool Children's Hospitals.

Winston's Wish
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05
Gives support for those caring for children affected by the death of a parent or a sibling and to the children themselves.

TCF (formerly The Compassionate Friends)
0845 123 2304 
every day of the year 1000-1600 and 1830-2230
Support by telephone, befriending and local groups for anyone affected by the death of a child. Please note that this charity supports people irrespective of the age of the child at the time of death i.e. the child may have reached adulthood.

Childhood Bereavement Network
020 7843 6309
Although this organisation is mainly a professional network their website has a good search facility on its front page to allow you to find support services for children in your local area.

London Friend LGBT Bereavement Helpline
T0207 7837 3337 Tues 1930-2130
Support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people expecting or experiencing bereavement and also for their families and friends.

Macmillan Cancer Support
0808 808 0000 Mon- Fri 0900-2100
Information and support for anyone affected by cancer whether they have been diagnosed themselves or are a family member, carer or friend.

Way Foundation (Widowed and Young)
0300 012 4929
Provides a self help network across the UK to those who are bereaved through losing their partner/spouse when aged 50 or under, together with their children.

Way Up
The organisation that has grown out of WAY for people in their 50's and 60's 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
0844 561 6855 Lines are open 0900-2100 every day
A self help organisation which exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a family member or anyone close to them.

British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Professional association and accrediting body for counsellors. includes a 'Find a Counsellor' section
01455 883300, Mon - Fri 0845-1700