Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. They have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free.

Bereavement UK

Bereavement UK offers online support and information for people who are affected by a bereavement.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

TCF offer support for bereaved families after the death of a child at any age, for any reason.

Widowed and Young (WAY)

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through. WAY aims to provide peer-to-peer emotional and practical support to young widowed people – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation – as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.

Support After Murder & Manslaughter (SAMM)

SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter. They also provide advice and training to many agencies on issues relevant to the traumatically bereaved.

Please – do not feel you are alone. You will talk to people who will care for you, and understand your grief, all SAMM volunteers are themselves bereaved as a result of homicide.

Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide

SOBS is the only national charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.