Where to get Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Is Vital for Many.

The information on the search facility below may well be of benefit: the content is supplied and managed by the Dying Matters Coalition, not by us.  It covers non-profit organisations offering end of life support both in terms of care and advice.   Our own contacts continue below. (Back to what to do after a death.)

At The Probate Department Ltd, we can carry the load of dealing with the estate and sorting out the financial issues, but many people need support in coping with the emotional issues inevitably brought up by the death of a friend, relative or partner.  So we hope you will find this collection of links helpful.  Don’t go without help counselling help. You can’t help other people if you aren’t up to it. So please, if you need help, ask for it, and maybe share this page with people who might benefit.

This site is the U.K.’s largest directory of services for people in the last years of life, their families, carers and friends.

This offers amongst other things a national directory of counsellors – pop your postcode in and a list of local services with appear, with the nearest ones first.

  • CRUSE Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Their mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Cruse have branches all over the UK, and a telephone service.

This service is for those bereaved by cancer, and doubtless offers the tremendous service and dedication one expects from Macmillan.

This signposts services local to you.

A specialised service for those who have lost loved ones to manslaughter or murder.

(of private counsellors)

If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.

Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period – everyone must learn to cope in their own way.

Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression.

Bereavement counselling may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes – good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement counselling tries to help clients find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and eventually find acceptance.

Other pages relating to bereavement support and help:

Suicide  Guide for Employers  Coroner  Hidden pressures   Homicide Service

When your Partner Dies  Inquests  Stop Direct Mail   Funeral Directors Directory

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