We give practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close. If we do not know the answer to a concern or query we will research it and call back within an agreed period of time or signpost to another organisation which can give the information required. We welcome calls from bereaved people and the professionals and volunteers who support them. Call: 0800 634 9494 or on website 


The National Road Victim Service

Brake’s free support service if you are bereaved, seriously injured, or helping a road crash victim.

Meet your named caseworker. Call: 0808 8000 401 or email or see website for details


Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

We offer free, confidential bereavement support for individuals, couples, children, young people, and families, by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK. We also offer face-to-face support from a number of locations.

Call: 01494 568 900 or their national helpline is: 0800 02 888 40 or email: or visit their website


A Child Of Mine is here after the most unimaginable loss after a baby or child has died. We are here to support families with emotional support, practical information, and guidance. A Child of Mine is a resource centre to support anyone affected by the death of a child, with information, guidance, and support from people who DO understand. We. Call: 01785 283 434 or email: or website



TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children. Call: 0345 123 2304 lines open 10.00-16.00 / 19.00-22.00 or email: 


Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering a bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Here are some numbers to contact this service on: 01707 278 389 (Adult Helpline)/ 01707 264 293 (Children’s Service) or they can be emailed on: Their webpage is:


Service offering information, guidance and support which is available to bereaved children/young people and those experiencing an impended loss; parents/caregivers; teachers and schools and other professionals. * The ‘CATS’ bereavement programme for children aged between 5-12 years and their carers. Their phone number is: 01707 382500 or they can be emailed on: Their webpage is:


The Listening Place: Venue for meetings: Leaside Church Hall, Leaside Walk, Off High Street, Ware SG12 9BT Meeting times: Tuesday 10.30am to 12noon and Wednesday evenings by appointment The Listening Place is for those who need a place to share their experiences of grief and loss. They can be contacted by phone: 01763 232673 Their webpage is:




Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. They can be contacted on: 020 7436 5881 or emailed on: Their webpage is:


WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what you may be going through. They can be contacted through the webpage:


Winston’s Wish is a national charity which helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. They can be contacted on 08452 030405 or 01242 515157 or emailed: Alternatively, you can get further information on their web site: