Loss and Bereavement Organisations
Supporting parents to support their child
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care supports you after the death of someone close. Face-to-face and group support is delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers across the UK. The organisation also offers information, advice, education and training services.
|Telephone:||020 8939 9530|
|HelpLine:||0808 808 1677|
Gives practical information and advice, including pre-bereavement advice
Grief support for young people, inlcudes games, information, blogs, e-counselling
Information and online chat facility for young people
Humanist funerals and memorial services offer a personal and fitting way to say goodbye to those who have lived without religion. Many thousands are conducted by our celebrants each year. Humanist funerals bring people together to express sadness at the loss but also to celebrate the life lived. They focus sincerely and affectionately on the person who has died, paying tribute to the connections they made and left behind and the way they lived their life.
|Telephone:||020 7324 3060|
National Association of Funeral Directors
Established in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors represents more than 3,700 UK funeral homes nationwide, UK and overseas suppliers to the profession and overseas funeral firms. Their role is to provide support and guidance to funeral firms and the bereaved families in their care.
|Telephone:||0121 711 1343|
SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
SANDS is a national self-help organisation which has been registered as a charity since 1981 (Registration number 299679).
It has a network of over 150 groups and contacts. All people involved in the network are volunteers and their purpose is to befriend and support bereaved parents and their families, who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death.
Their first concern is to help any bereaved parent who gets in touch. But are also working to improve services for all bereaved parents, their family and friends.
Each year in the United Kingdom almost 9,000 babies die after the 20th week of pregnancy, at, or within 28 days of birth, so this is an immensely important task.
|Telephone:||020 7436 5881|
Sue Ryder Online Community
You are not alone. If someone you love is dying or has died, our online community is a place to share experiences, get things off your chest, ask questions and chat to people who understand.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. We also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
|Telephone:||0345 120 3785|
|HelpLine:||0345 123 2304|
The National Society Of Allied And Independent Funeral Directors
The reassurance and experience of an established and trusted funeral director can be a great comfort to a bereaved family and SAIF are committed to ensuring the funeral profession maintains the highest of standards, with members subject to our Quality Assurance Assessment and inspected every two years.
|Telephone:||0345 230 6777|
|01279 726 777|
|Fax:||01279 726 300|