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UK sources of information and / or support

See also the Sudden Adult Death and Sudden Infant Death (Cot Death) pages. 

Bereaved Parents Network

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'.

Bereaved Partners Support Group

Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Bereaved Partners Support Group (BPSG) is for people who have lost their partners to cancer.

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.

Child Death Helpline

Freephone telephone for all those affected by the death of a child.

Childhood Bereavement Network

The CBN is a national multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people.

Cruse Bereavement Care

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. 

Dying Matters

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.

Epilepsy Bereaved?

Help for people bereaved through epilepsy.

Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK)

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.

Laura Centre

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.

Money Advice Service

Set up by the UK Government, the Money Advice Service provides free and impartial money advice.

National Association of Funeral Directors

An independent trade association with the broadest membership within the funeral profession.

National Federation of Funeral Directors

A professional, self-regulated body, committed to maintaining the highest possible standards throughout its members in the funeral industry.

Natural Death Centre

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.

SAMM - Support After Murder & Manslaughter

Understanding and support to families and friends, who have been bereaved as a result of murder and manslaughter.

SANDS - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Sands offers support to parents when a baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. 

The Bereavement Trust

Provides a multilingual helpline offering bereavement support every evening throughout the year.

The Compassionate Friends

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.

The Way Foundation

Provides a self-help social and support network for men and women widowed under the age of 50, and their children. 

Widowed Young Support

Supports men and women living with loss after the death of a partner whilst still young. 

Winston's Wish

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.

UK Funerals Online

Provides help and advice on bereavement and funerals.


Information from HandsOnScotland. 


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.

Dr Tim Kenny
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Last Checked:
18 November 2011

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