Bereavement support

Most people find the help of family and friends is enough to support them through the experience of bereavement.

However, sometimes it can be helpful to talk with people who have gone through a similar experience or with someone who is trained in supporting people who are bereaved.

Talk to your general practitioner if you are concerned that you are not coping. They can check that there is no physical cause for the way you are feeling and many surgeries have counsellors on their staff.

There are also self-help groups set up and run by the bereaved and other organisations, many of them charities which specialise in providing support to the bereaved.

You can find a selection of organisations on the useful contacts page.

Alternatively you can call our free helpline for contact details of the organisations which are best suited to your circumstances.

Call us for bereavement advice

Contact us on 0800 634 9494. We're open from 9am to 5pm Mon - Fri. We are closed on bank holidays.

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