UK sources of information and / or support
Supports those parents who have lost a child (including adult children), together with any siblings. This is a section of the charity 'Care for the Family'.
Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Bereaved Partners Support Group (BPSG) is for people who have lost their partners to cancer.
supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Freephone telephone for all those affected by the death of a child.
The CBN is a national multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people.
Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well-being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
A broad based and inclusive national coalition of just under 14,000 members, which aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement.
Help for people bereaved through epilepsy.
A national campaigning network which will campaign to stop workers and others being killed in preventable incidents and will direct bereaved families to sources of legal help and emotional support.
Offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.
Set up by the UK Government, the Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice.
An independent trade association with the broadest membership within the funeral profession.
A professional, self-regulated body, committed to maintaining the highest possible standards throughout its members in the funeral industry.
A charitable project launched in Britain in 1991. It aims to support those dying at home and their carers, and to help people arrange inexpensive, family-organised, and environmentally-friendly funerals.
Provides practical and emotional help to those newly bereaved and injured as a result of a road crash.
Understanding and support to families and friends, who have been bereaved as a result of murder and manslaughter.
Sands offers support to parents when a baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
Provides a multilingual helpline offering bereavement support every evening throughout the year.
TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.
Provides a self-help social and support network for men and women widowed under the age of 50, and their children.
Supports men and women living with loss after the death of a partner whilst still young.
Helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death by offeringr practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Provides help and advice on bereavement and funerals.
Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Self help guide from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.
Self help guide from Moodjuice.
Information from NHS Choices.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.
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