Coping with bereavement
You may feel that you need to talk with someone sympathetic who is outside your immediate family, or with other people who have been through a similar experience. In addition to ministers of religion and hospital chaplains, there are many organisations that offer this kind of support.
When you register the death, the registrar will be able to offer advice about local services that are available. The registrar will also offer you the Tell Us Once service which makes it easier to let other organisations know that your loved one has died.
GOV.UK – death and bereavement
The GOV.UK website provides information about wills and probate, benefits, property and money; and what to do after death. Visit the GOV.UK website.
Help, support and guidance
The following organisations provide help, support and guidance following bereavement and loss of loved ones:
Age Cymru Gwent
The UK’s largest charity working with and for older people.
Tel: 01633 763 330
British Organ Donor Society
A self-help and support group for families of organ donors and for those who have received organs.
Tel: 01223 893636
The Compassionate Friends
Gives support to parents whose son or daughter has died.
Tel: 0845 123 2304
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is a free service to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Visit the Cruse Bereavement Care website.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths/ The Lullaby Trust
For parents of a baby who has died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Tel: 080 802 6868
The Lullaby Trust website
Macmillan Cancer Support
Provides a cancer information service that gives information, practical advice and emotional support to patients, their families and friends and others bereaved by the illness.
Tel: 0808 8080 00 00
National end-of-life care charity that provides a range of support for people bereaved as a result of any terminal illness, this includes counselling, group and 1:1 telephone support.
Tel: 0800 090 2309
The Miscarriage Association
Offers support and information on all aspects of pregnancy loss.
Tel: 01924 200 799
National Association of Victim Support
Give free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends, and anyone else affected.
Tel: 0845 612 1900