Bereavement support

Grief affects everyone differently but there is support available for those who have experienced loss. It can be difficult to talk about bereavement with those closest to you so please seek help if you need to – you are not alone.

National support

Cruse Bereavement Care is a leading national charity for bereaved people.

MIND provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. 

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. CALM is taking a stand against suicide, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living. 

Every mind matters offers help for bereavement and traumatic events.

Ataloss is the UK’s signposting and information site for bereaved people. 

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. The Trust helps those bereaved from day one, acknowledges their grief and provides reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support.

Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope and needs someone to listen. Local branches can be visited during the day. 

Help specifically for those bereaved by suicide 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide through a helpline answered by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and a network of local support groups. 

Help is at Hand is a booklet offering support and advice for people bereaved by suicide.

Local support 

Help specifically for those bereaved by suicide

Amparo is a free and confidential service and offers practical and emotional support for anyone bereaved by suicide in Kent and Medway.