The following links are to other organisations and sources of help relating to bereavement.
Samaritans provide 24/7 listening support to anyone needing help. Tel: 116 123
Parentline -for people caring for or concerned about a child, they offer a safe place for people to talk and they listen, support nad empower people to work through their difficulties.
Child Bereavement UK provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Their professionally trained support workers are available to take calls 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday.
Money Advice Service - a not for profit government organisation created solely to help people with their finances.
Cruse Bereavement Care, based in England Wales and N Ireland, exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
The Little Website contains pictures and messages from primary school children in a number of schools in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. They developed these as part of a project run by the Perth and Kinross Schools Bereavement Project.
The Smart Grief Guide has been developed by a group of secondary school students to help young people find a way through their feelings. www.smartgriefguide.co.uk
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown. "We're a charity which wants to support you and your family in the good times, and the tough times, too - bringing you hope, compassion, help and encouragement." They provide Bereaved Parents Support and Widowed Young Support.
Hope Again is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Bereavement Service and is here to support young people after the death of someone close.
NHS Inform Bereavement Zone provides practical advice and support information. Website: http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/bereavement
Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
Tel: 0808 802 6869
Lone Twin Network is a voluntary support group run by and for lone twins, over the age of 18, whose loss has occurred at or around birth, in childhood or during adulthood.
Address: Lone Twin Network, 54 Ventnor Avenue, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8EF
E-mail from website
Sudden helps professionals and carers support people bereaved by sudden death. We offer support literature and share global best practice and research. Sudden is run by Brake, the road safety charity.
E-mail from website
The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It believes that all children have the right to information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.
Tel: 020 7843 6309
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms provides the public with up to date information on cerebral palsy and brain injury complications.
Good Morning Service - The charity provides telephone befriending and alert calls to older people. Every morning, 365 days a year, Telephone Befrienders call out to members at a pre-arranged time to check that all is well and for a good blether.
Other helpful websites
- https://www.mygov.scot/bereavement-support/ - Government info on bereavement support in Scotland
- Http://www.sad.scot.nhs.uk/ - NHS grief support site for Scotland
- https://ukhouseclearance.com/bereavement-counsellors-and-groups/ - Directory that lists all the bereavement support counsellors, support groups and charities in the UK