Grief Support

Whether you've lost someone recently or some time ago, if you are struggling with grief, you're not alone and there is support available.

The organisations below have a range of services available, most of which are free. Every grief journey is different, and these organisations offer a range of support so that you can find what's right for you at this time.

Organisations with support and information

GriefChat gives any bereaved person the opportunity to speak with a qualified, professional bereavement counsellor via an online instant chat service, no matter where they are in the world at no cost to them. GriefChat was created by bereavement experts and by clicking on the GriefChat box below, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (except Bank Holidays).

Cruse bereavement support
Information and support after a bereavement. They have a free helpline, livechat, guides to understanding grief and a specialist information for children and young people.

At a Loss
The UK’s signposting website for the bereaved. They can help you find support, services and wellbeing information.

Child Bereavement UK
0800 028 8840
Helps children and young people (up to the age of 25) and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Support for people bereaved by sudden death.

Widowed and Young (WAY)
A peer-to-peer support network for anyone who was aged 50 or under when their partner died.

After a bereavement, this can be a particularly challenging time for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues. There are a range of resources and support available through Rehab 4 Addiction.