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Bereavement Support


Bereavement Advice Centre gives support and advice on what to do after a death.

Tel: 0800 634 9494  9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people to help them understand their grief and cope with their loss.  The organisation provides counselling and support.  It also offers information, advice, education and training services.

National Helpline: 0808 808 1677


The Compassionate Friends provides support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families by those similarly bereaved.  For parents who have lost a child of any age.

Helpline: 0345 123 2304

The WAY (Widowed and Young) provide a self-help social and support network for men and women widowed up to the age of 50, and their children.  The main aim is to help those widowed young to rebuild their lives by helping each other.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide run local support groups for anyone who has lost someone through suicide as well as providing relevant resources.

Helpline: 0300 111 5065


The Lullaby Trust offers support to anyone affected by the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child.  They are able to support anyone whether the death was recent or took place a long time ago.

Helpline: 0808 802 6868

You may also find the following resources useful:

Support and counselling for young people in Hertfordshire: download leaflet here.

Recommended reading for children and young people: download leaflet here.

Recommended reading for adults: download leaflet here.