Support for death and neglect

Support for death and neglect

Read our advice about Support for death and neglectThere 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.

Compassionate Friends

Address: 53 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1EN, Telephone number 08451 203785

Helpline number 08451 232 304

Website: http://www.tcf.org.uk/

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.

Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk/

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. 

Website:/ www.bacp.co.uk

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

Website: http://www.dhg.org.uk/

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.

Lullaby Trust

Address: The Lullaby Trust, 11 Belgrave Road,  London SW1V 1RB

Telephone number 020 7802 3200

Website: http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/

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)

Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

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 Samaritans

Address: The Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF, Telephone number 0208 394 8300

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

The Samaritans offer emotional support for people in crisis and at risk of suicide.  Their national telephone number is 08457 90 90 90.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Address:  The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY, Telephone number: 020 7436 7940

Helpline Number: 020 736 5881 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday)

Website: www.uk-sands.org

S.A.N.D.S. 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

Website: www.samm.org.uk

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.

Victim Support

Website: www.victimsupport.org

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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