Organisations that can help

British Association for Counselling and Psychology's therapist directory

Provides details of local counsellors and psychotherapists, so you can find one who's right for you.

Web: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

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Child Bereavement UK

Provides information and support to bereaved children and those supporting them.

Web: www.childbereavementuk.org

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Helps bereaved people to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Web: www.cruse.org.uk

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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Helps bereaved people to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Web: www.crusescotland.org.uk

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Hope Again

Website designed to support young people after someone close to them dies. Includes advice and a massage board. Developed by Cruse's Youth Involvement Project.

Web: www.hopeagain.org.uk

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JTV

Hosts video diaries, animations and other creative recordings, made by young cancer patients about their cancer journeys. Includes some videos by patients who are palliative.

Web: www.jtvcancersupport.com

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical, medical, emotional and financial support for people of all ages affected by cancer. The organisation produces the following booklets that might be particularly useful at this time:

  • Caring for someone with advanced cancer
  • Coping with advanced cancer
  • Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer
  • End of life

Web: www.macmillan.org.uk

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Samaritans

Provides 24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in distress or despair.

Web: www.samaritans.org

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WAY Widowed and Young

A membership organisation which supports young widowed men and women following the death of their partner.

Web: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

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Willow Foundation

Provides emotional support to seriously ill 16 to 40-year-olds through special day experiences. At a time of uncertainty, these special days can help boost confidence, create special memories and restore a sense of normality for the young person and their loved ones.

Web: www.willowfoundation.org.uk

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Winston's Wish

Offers support and guidance to families supporting a grieving child.

Web: www.winstonswish.org.uk

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