† it’s good to talk
When a loved one passes away, coping with grief can be incredibly difficult for some people. We’ve listed several helpful organisations which offer specialist support below for those of us who need it.
Whatever the circumstance, it’s always good to talk and these helplines are free and someone who is trained in these unfortunate matters, is always at the other end and available for you.
Cruse Bereavement Care (England and Wales)
Cruse can help anyone who has lost someone they love.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Young persons helpline: 0808 808 1677
Write to: Cruse Bereavement Care, PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG
Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)
Helpline: 0845 600 2227
Write to: Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, Riverview House, Friarton Road, Perth PH2 8DF
Samaritans offer a 24-hour phone listening service.
Helpline: 116 123
This is a good source of practical help and advice and is particularly helpful with financial or legal problems.
Visit: www.citizensadvice.org.uk to find your nearest bureau.
At a loss
At A Loss is the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved – a comprehensive and accurate directory of services and information helping people easily and quickly find bereavement support and information appropriate to their situation and location in one place.
Write to: AtaLoss.org, PO Box 824, Chichester, PO19 9WW
DEATH OF A CHILD
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends offers help for parents whose children have died.
Helpline: 0845 123 2304
Open daily: 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm.
Write to: The Compassionate Friends, Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London, NW6 7UJ
The Child Death Helpline
A helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
Helpline: 0800 282 986
(Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 4pm and Every Evening 7pm to 10pm).
Mental Health Foundation
9th Floor, Sea Containers House, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9QB
Phone: 020 7803 1100
Mind information line PO Box 277 Manchester M60 3XN
Phone: 0300 123 3393
15th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Phone: 0845 456 0455
Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL
Support line: 0845 30 30 900
Support After Murder and Manslaughter
L&DRC Tally Ho, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7RN
Helpline: 0845 872 3440