Learn the practical steps you need to take and find links to more advice and support for after a death.
Organisations and charities who support kinship carers with bereavement after a death.
Bereavement affects us all, but that doesn’t make it easier to cope with. After someone dies in your family or friendship group, it can take a long time to understand and process your feelings. Grief is different for everyone and will be shaped by the circumstances the person died in.
Organisations and charities who support bereaved families:
- Childhood Bereavement Network is a hub for those supporting bereaved children and young people in the UK
- Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or a child dies
- Child Death Helpline is a freephone service for anyone affected by the death of a child
- The Compassionate Friends support bereaved parents and their families
- Cruse Bereavement Care supports the wellbeing of bereaved people, runs a helpline, web chat and has local branches
- Daisy’s Dream supports children and their families affected by life-threatening illness or bereavement
- Grief Encounter supports bereaved children and young people
- Lullaby Trust supports bereaved families who have been affected by the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child
- Marie Curie helps families living with terminal illness
- Roadpeace offers emotional and practical support to those bereaved or injured in a road crash
- SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) supports adults bereaved by the suicide of someone close to them
- SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter) supports those bereaved by murder or manslaughter
- Widowed and Young (WAY) is a peer-support charity for people under 50 who have been widowed young
- Winston’s Wish supports children and young people after the death of someone important