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Bereavement Support Service
We recognise that in addition to coping with bereavement, you are also faced with making many arrangements and notifying a large number of organisations. This can be confusing and distressing as you will often have to notify different organisations with the same information.
Counselling Directory
Here at Counselling Directory, we understand the importance of knowing your therapist is trained and experienced - which is why we have a thorough approvals policy in place that must be met by each professional before we list their service.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They offer 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 and website support.
Faces in Focus
Advice, information, support & counselling for 11 - 25 year olds living in Southwark and Lambeth.
Fegans Child & Family Care
Fegans exists to bring hope to the lives of children, families and communities in towns across the UK. We do this through life transforming counselling, family restorative support, providing safe environments for at risk children & their parents and building communities through culture changing programs.
Friends of the Elderly
Friends of the Elderly is a charity dedicated to providing support for older people. We have a range of services including residential care homes, specialist dementia care, day clubs, home and telephone support.
Gingerbread
At Gingerbread, we think single parents do a brilliant job. Mum and girl on a beachWe provide advice and practical support for single parents. Expert advisers answer our helpline, this website is packed full of useful information and we offer training too. We also campaign to improve the lives of all single parent families. And because we’re a national charity, it’s all free.
Home-Start Southwark
Home-Start is the UK’s leading family support organisation. Our approach is simple. We provide trained volunteers with parenting experience to help any parent, with at least one child under five, who is finding it hard to cope.
Hope Again
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies.
Inquest
INQUEST is the only charity providing free expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, as well as advising lawyers, agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes death in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.
A new project initially for women over 70 to help them support one another, offer advice on practical matters and help them move forward in a safe environment. Aims to be both restorative and informative. Groups held at Southwark Pensioners Centre.
London Friend
Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We’re here to support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London. We offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence.
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. Sands has a long-standing history of providing support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby, and to working with health professionals to improve the care offered to bereaved families.
Silver Line
The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year.
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we 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.
Help is at Hand is a free guide from Support After Suicide that provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support.
Telefono de la Esperanza UK
Telefono de la Esperanza are a non-profit organisation that offer free support for people who are in crisis. It also promotes programs to improve the emotional health of individuals, families and society as a whole. The mission of Telephone of Hope UK is prevention and promotion of emotional health and especially people who are in crisis, focusing on the Spanish-Portuguese speaking group in the UK.
The African Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)
The African Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is a charity working with disadvantaged and marginalised African women and children in the UK. Since 1985, the organisation has provided vital frontline support to women under trauma related to bereavement, homelessness, mental ill health in the family, separation, domestic violence and immigration matters.
The Awareness Centre
The Awareness Centre is a counselling centre in Clapham SW4, offering mental health services and talking therapies. TAC has a team of more than 150 experienced, qualified and accredited therapists, offering counselling, psychotherapy and psychology, in more than 25 languages, on a short-term and open-ended basis to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of individuals, couples and families.
The Compassionate Friends
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.