Bereavement counselling

The following list gives just some of the organisations that offer help and support to the bereaved.

Pendleside Hospice

Tel: 01282 440100

Pendleside Hospice provide counselling for those who are experiencing a bereavement. They support anyone from the age of 5 and up. You can be referred by any health care professional, relative or carer, or you can refer yourself. There is a self-referral form on the Pendleside Hospice website.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: 0870 167 1677 (lines open 9.30 - 5.00)

Cruse are a charity that provide bereavement care to anyone who has been affected by a death. They also run a Youth Involvement Project specifically to support young people (aged 12-18) after the death of someone close to them.


Tel: 08457 90 90 90 - Open 24 hours

24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Tel: 01482 210287

This organisation offers support to those who've experienced suicide and has an informative leaflet for survivors.

Victim Support

Tel: 0845 303 0900

This organisation offers a network of experienced volunteers in most parts of the UK to help victims of crime and their survivors.

Child Death Helpline

Tel: 0800 282 986

A telephone helpline based at Great Ormond Street Hospital that offers help and support to anyone affected by the death of a child. Run by parent volunteers who are supported by a professional team.

Child Bereavement UK

Tel: 0800 02 888 40 
Email 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. Every year we train c. 6000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Sands - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (UK)

Tel: 0808 164 3332

A national organisation that provides support for bereaved parents whose baby has died at or soon after birth.

The Cot Death Society

Tel: 01635 861 771

Help and support for anyone affected by cot death.