Bereavement Support

Find support when facing life threatening illness, loss and bereavement.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. Cruse has a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.

Cruse Bereavement Care

The Harbour

Established in 1992 by psychotherapist Jill Brown, The Harbour provides free, professional counselling and psychotherapy to people facing emotional and psychological crisis as a result of life-threatening illness. Clients include those suffering from life-threatening illness, loved ones, carers and those who have been bereaved due to illness.

The Harbour supports around 300 people each year, offering 1:1 counselling, couples counselling, or group therapy depending on the needs of each client. This support can be a lifeline that for people who feel isolated, worried, in fear and/or at a loss in their relationships. It can help them to find the strength to manage their lives.

the Harbour

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. 

They are a self-help organisation and aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.

They offer a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved and currently help around 7000 people each year and continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

The Pregnancy Crisis Support - Mendip

The Pregnancy Crisis Support team offer a confidential place to come to talk through your worries.

They have been open since 1999 and so have many years of experience of giving supportive help for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing specialist post-abortion or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues.


Requesting a Baby Loss Certificate

For individuals in England who've faced the heartbreaking loss of a baby before 24 weeks, there exists the compassionate option to request a baby loss certificate, a free and optional service that offers a form of acknowledgement of the brief life of their baby.

This certificate, which is not a legal document and hence not usable for official claims or recorded in GP records, can be requested by parents or surrogates over 16, whose loss occurred post-1st September 2018, and were residing in England at the loss and application times.

For a more comprehensive understanding and to initiate the request, please click the button below and refer to the official government website.

Baby Loss Certificate