Support Websites

Most hospices, both for adults and children, run bereavement support services for those who have had family members who have used the hospice.

Support after the death of a partner
A DIFFERENT JOURNEY                        
www.careforthefamily.org.uk
A Different Journey offers support for those who have lost a partner at a young age, and their children, through events, a newsletter and a network of telephone befrienders.  Although most befrienders are Christians, those of other faiths, or none, may find much to help them.

Support after a stillbirth
BABYLOSS                                      
www.babyloss.com
Babyloss is an exclusive online resource for anyone whose life has been touched by pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death.  They cannot offer medical advice, but will always endeavour to point visitors to relevant organisations or individuals who can help.

Support after the death of a child
BEREAVED PARENTS NETWORK                            
www.careforthefamily.org.uk/bpn
The Bereaved Parents Network supports parents who have lost a child, and their other children, through events, a newsletter and a network of telephone befrienders.  Although most befrienders are Christians, those of other faiths, or none, may find much to help them.

Support when babies are born early
BLISS                                                                       

www.bliss.org.uk
Some newborn babies need a little extra special care.  BLISS is dedicated to ensuring that more babies survive, have the best possible quality of life, and that their parents and families get the support they need.

Support when babies are born early
BORN TOO SOON 
www.borntoosoon.org.uk
A group of parents who have had a baby on the neonatal unit. Support offered on a daily basis.

Support after death from a road accident
BRAKECARE                                             

www.brake.org.uk
Brake is a road safety charity dedicated to stopping deaths and injuries on roads through awareness-raising campaigns, including Road Safety Week and educational resources including leaflets, posters and advertisements.  This organisation offers care to people bereaved and injured on the road.

Books for disabled children about bereavement
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES 
www.bild.org.uk
BILD produce a series of books that explain death and bereavement to children with learning disabilities.

Support after a drink-drive death
CADD - Campaign Against Drinking & Driving         
www.cadd.org.uk
CADD provides support to the families of victims killed and injured by drunk drivers.

Support after death following cancer
CANCERLINK                    
www.cancerlink.org
Practical advice and emotional support

Support for families
CARE FOR THE FAMILY                                      
www.careforthefamily.org.uk
Care for the Family aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of a family breakdown (with a Christian ethos).

Support to stop road accidents
CHILD ACCIDENT PREVENTION TRUST      
www.capt.org.uk
CAPT is a national charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people who are killed, disabled or seriously injured as a result of accidents.

Support for bereaved children
CHILD BEREAVEMENT CHARITY       
www.childbereavement.org.uk
Child Bereavement UK believes that all families should have access to the support and information they need when a child grieves or when a child dies. Through understanding their grieving process and receiving help in dealing with bereavement from appropriately trained professionals, families can learn to live with their grief and begin rebuilding their lives. 

Support after the death of a child
CHILD DEATH HELPLINE      
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
A free phone service for all those affected by the death of a child.  Staffed by bereaved parent volunteers supported by a professional team.  The helpline is not a counselling service.

Support for bereaved children
CHILDHOOD BEREAVEMENT NETWORK    
www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk
Provides access to information, guidance and support services for bereaved children, their families and carers.

Support for children
CHILDLINE                                      
www.childline.org.uk
Free national helpline for children and young people in need of help or counselling.

Support for children with cancer
CLIC SARGENT                              
www.clicsargent.org.uk
CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children merged in January 2005 to become the UK 's leading children's cancer charity which provides the best possible support to children suffering from cancer and leukaemia and their families.

Support after a cot death
CONI & CONI PLUS                       
www.sids.org.uk
Care for the Next Infant - Programme offers advice, support and practical help to cot death parents and families whose babies have died for reasons other than cot death.

Support for families with sick children
CONTACT A FAMILY                 
www.cafamily.org.uk
Free phone support for parents and families
Contact a Family is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.

Support for those using the Coroners courts
CORONERS' COURTS SUPPORT SERVICE
www.coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk
The Coroners' Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending an inquest at St Pancreas, Southwark, West London and Westminster and are expanding to the Outer London Coroners' Courts in 2006 -Croydon, Hornsey and Walthamstow.

Bereavement support
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  
www.cruse.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk to someone there is a helpline and one to one support

Bereavement support for 12 to 18 year olds
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE YOUTH LINE RD4U
www.rd4u.org.uk
A website for children and young people aged between 12 and 18 who have been bereaved.  Also has details of a confidential telephone number that they can speak to a bereavement counsellor on.

Support after the death of a young person
CRY (CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG)
www.c-r-y.org.uk
CRY offers support to those who have suffered the loss of a young person, through a network of bereaved families and counselling.

Support for bereaved children
DAISY'S DREAM  (BERKSHIRE AND SURROUNDING AREA)
www.daisysdream.org.uk 
Daisy's Dream is a service which has been set up to help and support bereaved children in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Mental health resources    
DIRECTORY OF SUPPORT FOR THOSE COPING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
www.onlinehealthresources.com/index.html
Directory of mental health related websites.

Support after a major disaster
DISASTER ACTION                       
www.disasteraction.org.uk
Disaster Action was formed by survivors and the bereaved of major disasters in the 1980's.  As a self-help organisation, Disaster Action's aims are to offer support to those directly affected by major trauma, raise awareness of the needs of survivors and the bereaved in the short- and longer-term aftermath and help create a safety climate in which disasters are less likely to occur.

Support after an ectopic pregnancy
ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TRUST            
www.ectopic.org
This Trust aims to raise awareness of ectopic pregnancies amongst women of childbearing age, the medical profession and the general public.

Support after a death from epilepsy
EPILEPSY BEREAVED
www.sudep.org
Epilepsy Bereaved works towards the prevention of deaths from epilepsy through raising awareness and promoting research.  This website is for bereaved relatives and others interested in the work of the charity.

Support after a cot death
F.S.I.D. (FOUNDATION FOR THE STUDY OF INFANT DEATHS) 
www.lullabytrust.org.uk/LThome
For parents whose babies have died as a result of Sudden Infant Death (cot death or SID).

Support for lone parents
GINGERBREAD                              
www.gingerbread.org.uk
Gingerbread is a leading support organisation for lone parent families in England and Wales .

Support for bereaved children
GRIEF ENCOUNTER                     
www.griefencounter.com
This organisation helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death.  The project aims to improve resources available to bereaved children and their families.

Information about hospices
HOSPICEUK ONLINE                   
www.hospiceinformation.info/publications/online.asp
Hospice information is a joint venture between St. Christopher's Hospice and Help the Hospices. It brings together the experience and established reputation for high quality of the Hospice Information Service at St. Christopher's and the national remit and innovative information developments of Help the Hospices. Together, we want to provide a world-class information service for health professionals and members of the public, on UK and international hospice and palliative care.  Hospice information brings you the latest news and information, views and innovation from the world of hospice and palliative care both in the UK and worldwide in a series of free email newsletters.

Support for the bereaved
IF I SHOULD DIE                                                
www.ifishoulddie.co.uk
This website is dedicated to providing practical information and support to anyone who has been bereaved, to anyone who is making a will or even just for comforting words to send to a bereaved family member or friend.

Support at an inquest
INQUEST                                                               
www.inquest.org.uk
Inquest provides an independent free legal and advice service to bereaved families and friends on the inquest system.  It offers specialist advice to lawyers, bereaved people, advice agencies, policy makers, the media and the general public on contentious deaths and their investigations.

Bereavement support for those living in London
LONDON BEREAVEMENT NEWORK (LBN)
www.bereavement.org.uk 
LBN is a forum for bereavement services throughout the London area.  It exists to promote good working practices in bereavement care across the Capital and provides information and support to bereaved family members, their communities and the professionals who work with them.

Support after the death of a twin
LONE TWIN NETWORK              
www.patient.co.uk/support/the-lone-twin-network
The Lone Twin Network was set up in May 1989 to offer a network of contacts and support to anyone whose twin has died, at whatever stage of life.  The Network helps twins who have had similar experiences of loss to share their views and feelings and to offer and receive appropriate support.

Support after a murder 
MAMAA - MOTHERS AGAINST MURDER & AGGRESSION
www.mamaa.org
Offers practical and emotional support to parents of murder victims and campaign on their behalf.

Support for people bereaved by meningitis
MENINGITIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
www.meningitis.org 
Provides support and befriending to those bereaved as a result of meningitis or septicamia, in addition to giving information about the disease.  The helpline reguarly takes calls from bereaved people during the night-time hours, when many feel the pain of their loss most deeply.  If you want to talk, an experienced member of the helpline team will be there to listen, what ever the time of day or night.

Information and support about meningitis
MENINGITIS TRUST   
www.meningitis-trust.org
The Meningitis Trust is an international charity with a strong community focus, fighting meningitis through the provision of support, education and awareness and research.

Support after a miscarriage
MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION               
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for those suffering the effects of pregnancy loss.

Support after the death of a child
MISS FOUNDATION (US)            
www.missfoundation.org
This is a US based organisation that provides support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.

Support for families with children in hospital
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOSPITAL PLAY STAFF
www.nahps.org.uk
A charity promoting the needs of children and their families in hospital and receiving care in the community or a hospice. 

Support for families with deaf children
NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S SOCIETY 
www.ndcs.org.uk
The National Deaf Children's Society is an organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support through a unique Freephone helpline and a network of trained Regional Officers, Family Support Workers and Family Officers.

Support for children after a major loss
NOAH'S ARK TRUST (HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE ONLY)
www.noahsarktrust.co.uk
This Charity provides grief support to bereaved children and young people in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Support after a suicide
PAPYRUS (SUPPORT AFTER A SUICIDE)   
www.papyrus-uk.org
Papyrus provides resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or distress - particularly teenagers and young adults.

Support for parents dealing with problem children
PARENTLINE PLUS       
www.parentlineplus.org.uk
Helpline for parents who need support and information to deal with problems around their children.

Support for couples 
RELATE                                                                    
www.relate.org.uk
Provides face-to-face, telephone and online relationship counselling and sex therapy.

Support for bereaved children
RICHMOND'S HOPE                      
www.richmondshope.org.uk
The Charity is based in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh and offers support to children aged 4 to 12 who have been bereaved or have suffered a significant loss.

Support for those bereaved by a car accident
ROADPEACE          
www.roadpeace.org
Road Peace is a national charity dedicated to supporting those who have been bereaved and injured road crash victims.

Support for parents and relatives in neonatal grief              
S.P.R.I.N.G.       
www.springsupport.org.uk
Counselling and befriending service providing support to parents and relatives who have suffered the loss of a baby before or around birth; including miscarriage, stillbirth and termination for foetal abnormality.

24 hour phone help line
SAMARITANS                                 
www.samaritans.org.uk
Samaritans provide a confidential and non-judgmental listening service which operates 24 hrs. a day to all ages.  They offer emotional support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Support after murder and manslaughter
SAMM                                    
www.samm.org.uk
SAMM offers emotional support to those bereaved through murder and manslaughter.

Stillbirth and neonatal death charity
SANDS HELPLINE                
www.uk-sands.org
For parents who experience the loss of a baby during or after the birth.

Support and care after road death and injury
SCARD                            
www.scard.org.uk
SCARD exists to help relieve distress among people who have been bereaved, injured or affected by road death or injury. They offer emotional and practical support through a telephone help-line, support groups, meetings and personal support system. SCARD can also help, assist and (if requested) accompany affected families, individuals and friends to Crown, Magistrates or Coroners Court. They can also send out independent and informative information with regard to the judicial system,  provide access to free initial legal help and advice and assist in helping bereaved or injured people access free Counselling within or outside the organisation.

Support for families with seriously ill children
SEBASTIAN'S ACTION TRUST 
www.sebastiansactiontrust.org     
This organisation provides holiday homes and support for seriously ill children.  They aim to try to alleviate pressures on families at a time when they may be at their lowest ebb; exhausted physically, emotionally and financially.

Support after a suicide
SOBS NATIONAL HELPLINE                            
www.uk-sobs.org.uk
SOBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend through emotional and practical support.

Support for bereaved children
SUPPORTLINE                                     
www.supportline.org.uk
Support Line offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults.  They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.  Callers can be referred to counsellors, agencies and support groups in their immediate area / throughout the UK.

Support after the birth of twins and multiple births
TAMBA 
www.tamba.org.uk
Tamba operates a mutual support network through a free phone helpline called Twinline.  This helpline is national and confidential and offers a support, listening and information service for all parents of twins, triplets and more, and the professionals involved in their care.

Help to remove the names of the dead off mailing lists
THE BEREAVEMENT REGISTER              
www.the-bereavement-register.org.uk
Receiving direct mail or telephone calls for a relative or friend who had died, or for children seeing mail addressed to a parent who had died can be distressing.  The Bereavement Register is a service specifically designed to remove from databases and mailing files, the names and addresses of adults who have died.

Support for bereaved parents
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (UK)           
www.tcf.org.uk
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families helping others through their grief after the death of a child. (at whatever age) Offers support by befriending, one to one, group, letter/email, newsletter, useful publications, postal library and a program of informal weekend retreats and an annual weekend gathering.

Support for bereaved parents
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (USA)                     
www.compassionatefriends.org
The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families towards the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Support for bereaved children
THE DOUGY CENTRE                  
www.dougy.org
This was the first centre in the USA to provide peer support groups for grieving children.  Through the National Centre for Grieving Children & Families, support and local training is provided, nationally and internationally to individuals and organisation seeking to assist children in grief.

Support after a multiple birth
THE MULTIPLE BIRTHS FOUNDATION 
www.multiplebirths.org.uk
Support for bereaved children 

Support for children
WINSTON’S WISH             
www.winstonswish.org.uk
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. We offer practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.

Support after a murder
VICTIM SUPPORT            
www.victimsupport.org.uk
Offering support to those affected by a murder.

 

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