Bereavement Helplines


Helplines available to the public providing help for those in distress or in need of counselling relating to bereavement.

    Winston's Wish
    Helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. Offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.
    08452 03 04 05

    Child Death Helpline
    Offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child, whatever age. The line is staffed by bereaved parents and you can call freephone.
    0800 282986

    The Compassionate Friends Sibling Support
    The Compassionare Friends (TCF) Sibling Support is available to all siblings whether they have lost their brother or sister, half-brother or sister, step-brother or sister, or an adopted or fostered brother or sister
    08451 23 23 04

    The Compassionate Friends
    Organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. Offer support and information to relatives, friends and professionals helping the family.
    0845 123 2304

    Simon Says
    A registered charity that is primarily directed at providing support to children in the Southampton area up to the age of 18, who have lost a close relative or friend, or whose close relative or friend is dying
    023 8064 7550

    Cruse Bereavement Care
    Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support.
    0844 477 9400

    Meningitis Trust Bereavement Helpline
    24 hour nurse led helpline that offers emotional support, information and counselling.
    0800 028 1828

    The Nottinghamshire Bereavement Trust
    Providing relief, education and support in bereavement
    0800 435 455