There is a lot of support for death and neglect, in the UK, through agencies and charities. Here you will find a selection of some of the more well-known. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to ask our friendly team for some help in getting you to the right place for support.
Address: 53 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1EN, Telephone number 08451 203785
Helpline number 08451 232 304
National organisation offering friendship and support to grieving parents and families who have lost a child of any age through illness, accident, murder or suicide. Support in the form of befriending rather than counselling is offered by bereaved parents and/or siblings. They offer a postal library, newsletter, personal contacts, support groups and a range of specific leaflets. Helpline number 0117 953 9639
Cruse Bereavement Care
Address: 26 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UR, Telephone number 0208 939 9530.
National bereavement organisation offers comprehensive service of counselling by trained and selected people, advice on practical matters and opportunities for social contact. Monthly magazine and other literature. Many branches offer social contact and practical advice. Also training for those who work with the bereaved.
British Association for Counselling
Address: BACP House, 35-37 Albert Street, Rugby, Warks, CV2 2SG, Telephone number 0870 443 5252.
Dedicated to the promotion of counselling and maintenance of standards and training and practice, providing information on training and lists of local counsellors on receipt of a S.A.E.
Down’s Heart Group
Address: 17 Canteloupe Close, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 2EA,
Telephone number 01525 220379
Offers support and information to families who have a member with Down’s Syndrome and congenital heart disease. Support for families who lose a child at whatever age.
Address: The Lullaby Trust, 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB
Telephone number 020 7802 3200
Provides support to families whose baby has died suddenly and unexpectedly.
The Miscarriage Association
Address: The Miscarriage Association, C/o Clayton Hospital, Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3JS, Telephone number 01924 200799 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday)
A national charity offering support and information on aspects of pregnancy loss. Operates a national network of telephone contacts and support groups, publishes leaflets and quarterly members newsletters.
The Good Grief Trust
Run by the bereaved for the bereaved, The Good Grief Trust supports people in the UK affected by grief by signposting them to services in their area. They also run the national grief awareness week each year in December to highlight the impact grief can have on lives.
The Samaritans offer emotional support for people in crisis and at risk of self harm or suicide. Their national telephone number is 116 123
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Helpline Number: 0808 164 3332 (10am to 3pm, Monday - Friday and 6pm to 9pm Tuesday and Thursday)
SANDS offers practical help, information, befriending and publications to families who have experienced the loss of a child. Also, they co-ordinate local groups and run conferences for health professionals.
Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Address: Support after Murder and Manslaughter, Cranmer House, 39 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6DZ, Telephone number 020 7735 3838
S.A.M.M. offer understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder and manslaughter, though the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy.
Trained volunteers based in local schemes and Crown Court Witness Services offer emotional support, practical help and information to victims and witnesses of crime, including those bereaved by homicide.
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