Grief and Bereavement Resources

Alongside talking to a friend, family member or health professional, there are lots of organisations that provide help for the bereaved, and some of those are listed below.

Bereavement Support Services

Age UK – Hertfordshire offers a bereavement listening support service, providing a local support network in the Hertfordshire area for those who need emotional and practical help.

Cruse Bereavement Support helps people through one of the most painful times in life via their helpline, website, and through their numerous local branches – no matter how long you’ve been grieving.

Sue Ryder Bereavement Support helps to connect you with the right support for you. Whether that’s information and resources, qualified counsellors or a community of other with similar experiences.

The National Bereavement Service aims to empower people who have experienced the death of someone close, whatever the relationship between them.

Children and Young People

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves, with free, confidential bereavement support for individuals, couples, children, young people, and families.

Childhood Bereavement Network has extensive information and resources available when supporting a child through bereavement.

Chums offers support groups, one-to-one sessions, and workshops for children experiencing bereavement in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Winston’s Wish supports children and young people after the death of a loved one, through a helpline, email, online chat, and peer support groups.

Talk Grief is Winston’s Wish’s grief support for teens and young adults.

Child Loss

Child Death Helpline is operated by a team of volunteers, who are all bereaved parents, who support parents who have lost a child of any age, under any circumstances, and however recently or long ago.

Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support.

Partner Loss

The Jolly Dollies is a support network for women who have lost their life partners and are on the same emotional journey, with a main objective to help widows regain a social life through friendship, support and social events.

The Odd Fellows is one of the UK’s oldest and biggest friendly societies, who host regular social events online and in-person, supporting people through difficult times.

Widowed and Young is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Foundation offers information and advice on specific mental health problems, things that can have an effect on your mental health, as well as advice on how to look after your mental health.

Mind offers help with your mental health, whenever you might need it, through their information, advice and local services.

Samaritans are a suicide prevention and mental health crisis helpline. You can call 116 123 for free.

Other Resources

Better Health – Every Mind Matters has information on how bereavement can affect us and how to find the correct support service.

Hospice UK – Dying Matters campaign works with people to create an open culture in which we’re comfortable talking about death, dying and grief.

Keysoe Therapy and Well-Being Centre provides exceptional therapeutic and well-being care in a beautiful, tranquil environment.

Recovery Coaching offers you a confidential and safe place to talk about anything that has happened in your past, whatever your life experiences.

Road Victims Trust supports people who have been affected by the grief and trauma of a road death, or a
serious injury or life changing injury collision.

The Good Funeral Guide has a great resource piece on grief and how to get the right support for you.

The Good Grief Trust has lots of useful information, helplines, advice and encouraging stories from others to help you in this most difficult of times.