Bereavement and end of life support

Bereavement support

Bereavement Advice Centre

Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death, particularly with practical issues such as money issues and junk mail suppression.

Call free on 0800 634 9494

Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory website provides information about different types of counselling and other therapies, as well as a postcode-searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists from across the UK.

Live chat or call on 0333 325 2500

Grief Encounter

This charity provides free support to any child or teenager who has lost someone close. Their Teen Guide is full of quotes from other bereaved young people and they also offer free e-counselling sessions with an experienced counsellor to young people aged fourteen or over.

Call the helpline on 0208 371 8455 

Hope Again

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people and offers a range of services, including support face to face and in groups, as well as telephone and email support. The website offers a safe, friendly space where you can work through your grief in your own time.

Talk to someone free on 0808 808 1677 or email

NHS Choices - coping with bereavement for young people

Information about your emotions, finding support, looking after yourself and accessing services.

The Bereavement Trust

This organisation runs a helpline for anyone experiencing loss. Trained volunteers offer comfort, support and practical advice from 6pm until 10pm.

Call the helpline free on 0800 435 455 or email

The Loss Foundation

The Loss Foundation is dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members or friends. Get involved in a support and meet others who have experienced something similar.

Call on 0300 200 4112

WAY Widowed and Young

WAY Widowed and Young supports men and woman aged 51 and under who have experienced the loss of a partner. They have social groups that meet throughout the year and a private online forum for members.

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End of life support

CLIC Sargent - online advice

This section provides support specifically for young people who are not going to recover from cancer. It gives information about why talking about dying is important, why it can be difficult, and suggestions for starting conversations. It also contains practical and emotional guidance about end of life.

You can also order our booklet free of charge

Compassion in Dying - info library

Although not specifically for young people, this comprehensive library contains practical information about all aspects of end of life, including factsheets, research and publications free of charge.

Call the free information line on 0800 999 2434

Dying Matters

Find Me Help is a large directory of services for people in the last years of life, their families, carers and friends. Find local organisations nearest to you or search the list of national services.

NHS Choices - end of life care

Information about what you can expect during end of life care and the things you may want to think about. These include how and where you want to be cared for, as well as financial issues.

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Updated March 2018, next review due 2019.