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Bereavement support

https://www.cruse.org.uk/ – Cruse Bereavement Care. Helpline: 0808 808 1677​ Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm or e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Bereavement Trust Helpline: 0800 435 455, from 6-10pm, 365 days/year

Samaritans: 116 123, open 24hours 365 days/year www.samaritans.org.uk

Grief Chat – 9am-9pm https://www.griefchat.co.uk/ or 01524 782910 

Sue Ryder Bereavement Support (over 18s) https://www.sueryder.org/online-bereavement-counselling 

The Good Grief Trust – provides support and links to local support for bereavement https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/

NHS Advice and Guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/

Hospice of the Good Shepherd – Offers Bereavement Help groups and counselling in the Chester area https://hospiceofthegoodshepherd.com/how-we-help/bereavement-services/ 

Nightingale House Hospice – offers bereavement support in the Wrexham area https://www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/bereavement-and-social-support/ 

NHS Bereavement Services – Betsi Cadwaldr http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/861/page/63651

NHS Bereavement Support – West Cheshire https://www.coch.nhs.uk/media/164172/bereavement-book-final-min.pdf

For Children & Young People

Childline: 0800 1111 (24/7) www.childline.org.uk

Winston’s Wish – Support for grieving young people. www.winstonswish.org – 08088 020 021. Supports young people managing their grief as well as offering advice to those supporting young people with grief. Also offers support by online chat and e-mail: askmailbox@winstonswish.org.uk 

Child Bereavement UK – Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Support Line: 0800 02 888 40

Hope Again – Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm). E-mail: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk . www.hopeagain.org.uk

Grief Encounter – www.griefencounter.org.uk Helping children through bereavement through a range of services and counselling. Phone: 020 8371 8455 (weekdays, office hours) Email: contact@griefencounter.org.uk

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Papyrus – prevention of young suicide: 0800 068 41 41. www.papyrus-uk.org Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

Young Minds – is the national charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

For Adults Concerned about Children

Winston’s Wish, for adults caring for a bereaved child or young person: 08452 03 04 05 9-5pm Monday- Friday www.winstonswish.org.uk     

NSPCC, For adults worried about the safety/welfare of a child:  0808 800 5000 24hrs/7days www.nspcc.org.uk

Papyrus – prevention of young suicide: 0800 068 41 41. www.papyrus-uk.org Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

For Bereaved Parents

Sudden Infant Death: 0808 802 6868, (Mon-Fri,10am-6pm) (Weekends, 6pm – 10pm) www.fsid.org.uk

Compassionate Friends: 0845 123 2304 (10 – 4pm, 7 – 10pm)

Sudden & Neonatal Death (SANDS): 020 7436 5881   (Mon–Fri 9.30–5.30) (Tues & Thurs 6pm – 10pm)

For culturally-specific Support or for Speakers of other Languages

Muslim Bereavement Support: 020 3468 7333 / info@mbss.org.uk 

Bereavement Trust Helplines (6 – 10pm 365 days a year)

Urdu & Gujarati Bereavement Helpline 0800 9177 416

Cantonese & Mandarin Bereavement Helpline 0800 0304 236

www.bereavement-trust.org.uk

For People who have lost their Partners

WAY Widowed and Young (Peer support. Tends to be under 50s): 0300 012 4929          

www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

For People Bereaved through Crime, Suicide or Accident

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide: 0844 561 6855. 9–9pm  www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Road Peace (death on the road): 0845 4500 355 (Mon–Fri 9–5pm) www.roadpeace.org

Support after Murder and Manslaughter: 0845 872 3440  www.samm.org.uk    

Victim Support Helpline: 0845 3030 9000 (9am – 9pm every day)  www.victimsupport.org

Coroner’s Court Support Service: 0300 111 2141 (Monday – Friday from 09.00 to 19.00, Saturday from 09.00 to 14.00) Email: helpline@ccss.org.uk Website: https://coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk

For Mental Health Support

Saneline: 0845 767 8000 (6pm-10pm) or online support forum  www.sane.org.uk

Mind Infoline:  0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm) www.mind.org.uk

No Panic: 08001388889  (10am-10pm)

KOOTH: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm / Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm)

To find a Local Registered Counsellor for Private Counselling/Therapy

British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP): 01455883300 www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

For Older People

Age UK Advice & Info line: 0800 169 6565

For Financial, Legal & Housing Advice

Job Centre Plus (for new or repeat benefit claims): 0800 055 6688

Pension Service Bereavement Benefits Advisors: 0845 6060265 (Mon-Fri 8am–8pm)

Revenue & Customs ‘Bereavement Helpline’ for PAYE /SA Matters relating to Bereavement: 0845 300 0627. (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm) (Saturday 8am-4pm)

Community Legal Advice: 0845 345 4 345

Citizens’ Advice:  www.citizensadvice.org.uk – numbers of local services available online

Shelter (advice about any kind of housing issue):  0808 800 4444 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Sat-Sun) Calls are free from BT landlines and the main mobile providers.