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Coping
with grief and bereavement

No one should ever have to grieve alone

 

This section is aimed at helping those who will be left behind.  Below you will find a list of organisations that offer counselling and bereavement support. Religious and spiritual support is also available in Rutland

 

Counselling and bereavement support - General

NHS England

information on grief after bereavement or loss

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/

 

Marie Curie

Provide care, support and information for people with a terminal illness. The free national listening support service line is for people who have been bereaved due to terminal illness. Callers can be matched with a trained volunteer to have regular bereavement support sessions over the telephone.

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/

0800 090 2309

support@mariecurie.org.uk

 

Compassionate friends

support bereaved parents and their families helpline local support groups

https://www.tcf.org.uk/content/helpline/

0345 123 2304

helpline@tcf.org.uk

 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Offers an impartial ear with no agenda – support  via one-to-one counselling sessions  all  services are offered to everyone free of charge.

www.cruse.org.uk

0808 808 1677

helpline@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Bourne and Stamford

Offers local support one to one counselling sessions

07715 527611

stamford@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Leicestershire

Offers local support one to one counselling sessions

0116 288 4119

leicester@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Northamptonshire

Offers local support one to one counselling sessions

07772 428532

northamptonshire@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Scotland

Offer an impartial ear with no agenda – support  via one-to-one counselling sessions  all  services are offered to everyone free of charge.

http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/

0845 600 2227

support@crusescotland.org.uk

 

Hope Again: Young People Living After Loss

A youth website, which is part of Cruse Bereavement Care. A safe place is provided for young people to learn from other young people how to cope with grief and feel less alone.

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

0808 8081677

hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

The Bereavement Help Point, Ketton

The Bereavement Help Point is a drop in service that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can access information and support, where they can talk to others and share their emotions with the flexibility of it being locally based and accessible when they feel they need support.  

1st and 3rd Monday (excluding Bank Holidays) 2-4pm

Ketton Sports & Community Centre Pit Lane, Ketton
Stamford
PE9 3SZ

 

The Loss Foundation

National charity providing free bereavement support after the loss of a loved one and also now offering specific COVID-19 loss support.

https://thelossfoundation.org

0300 2004112

info@thelossfoundation.org

 

Way Up

Online self-help group providing mutual emotional and practical advice and support to those who have been widowed primarily but not exclusively in their 50's and 60's.

https://way-up.co.uk/

 

Widowed and young

Peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation. Provides online forums events there is a £25 cost per year to join

enquiries@widowedandyoung.org.uk

https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/contact-us/

 

Sue Ryder

National charity who provide palliative, neurological and bereavement support.

https://community.sueryder.org

 

Thorpe Hall Sue Ryder

Offering one to one and group counselling and support.

01733 225 900

thorpehall@sueryder.org

 

SSAFA

Bereavement Support for the Military provide helpline and group support

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline

0800 731 4880

Grief Chat

offer online support for bereavement people between Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm (UK time) 

https://www.griefchat.co.uk/

 

At A Loss

National charity providing a one-stop bereavement support and signposting website. Aims to ensure that every bereaved person in the UK can find bereavement support when they need it.

https://www.ataloss.org/

 

The Good Grief Trust

Charity to provide reassurance and support to the bereaved. Run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

hello@thegoodgrieftrust.org

LOROS bereavement and counselling service

offering one to one and group counselling and support.

https://www.loros.co.uk/media/leaflets/35347_LOROS_-_Counselling_leaflet..pdf

 (0116) 231 3771

 

Farming Community Network

Support for the farming community. The helpline takes calls on any issue, including bereavement and grief. FCN volunteers have farming backgrounds and offer face to face practical and pastoral support. 

03000 111999

http://www.fcn.org.uk

Sudden death

UK charity supporting people bereaved and carers after a sudden death.

http://www.suddendeath.org

0800 1216510

 

Children

SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity

The Sands National Helpline provides a safe, confidential place for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby. Whether your baby died long ago or recently, we are here for you.

https://www.sands.org.uk/

0808 164 3332

helpline@sands.org.uk

 

The Lullaby Trust

offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child; helpline and support groups

0808 802 6868

support@lullabytrust.org.uk

 

Child Bereavement UK

Support, information and guidance for children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or a child dies.

https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

0800 0288840

 

Childhood bereavement UK

Support for professionals working with bereaved children and young people. There is a searchable directory of local childhood bereavement services and other helpful information

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

 

Winston’s Wish

Helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, face to face support helpline online chat

https://www.winstonswish.org/

08088 020 021

info@winstonswish.org.uk

 

Support after a violent death

 

Brake

Support for Road Crash victims provides a helpline and access to 1:1 support

www.brake.org.uk

0808 800401

helpline@brake.org.uk

If U Care, Share Foundation

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.

https://www.ifucareshare.co.uk

0191 387 5661

 

SOBS: Survivors of the Bereavement by Suicide 

offer support via helpline local support groups for people who are bereaved following a suicide

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

0300 111 5065

support@uksobs.org

 

Support After Suicide

Support to people bereaved by suicide and information about relevant resources. The website is provided by the Suicide Support Partnership (an alliance of organisations with a focus on providing timely appropriate support to everyone bereaved or affected by suicide.

https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

SAMM (Support after Murder or Manslaughter) 

support families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter. Provide helpline online forums

www.samm.org.uk

0121 472 2912. email. info@samm.org.uk

samm.national@gmail.com

Bereavement Support for the Military

provide helpline and group support

https://www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline

0800 731 4880