Organisations to help the bereaved


For practical help and counselling

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Bereavement Advice Centre http://www.bereavementadvice.org/ 

The Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.


 Age UK - Brighton Hove & Portslade www.ageuk.org.uk/brightonandhove

An organisation working for everyone over the age of 50 and also for those who support or care for people over this age. 



Armchair Advice www.armchairadvice.co.uk/bereavement

A website offering advice, guidance and support if you need help coping with a terminal illness, are facing death or have suffered a bereavement.


Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk

A councelling support network to enable those in distress to find a local counsellor appropriate to their needs.


Cruse Bereavement Care www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

A charity which offers free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death. They also provide emotional support and counseling on a one-to-one basis and in groups.



Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) www.sids.org.uk/fsid/

A charity whose aims are to increase public awareness and funding research into preventing infant deaths, promoting information about baby heath and supporting bereaved parents.


National Association of Widows www.widows.uk.net

A national self-help organisation which offers comfort and a listening ear as long as it is needed. It provides information, advice and support to all widows through local branches.


Natural Death Centre  www.naturaldeath.org.uk

A charitable education project provided to help in arranging personal, alternative funerals and can assist in legal matters and advise on self-help funerals. 



Samaritans www.samaritans.org.uk

A registered charity that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing due to bereavement.


 Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) www.uk-sands.org

An organisation who supports parents and families whose baby is stillborn or dies soon after birth.



Victim Support - Brighton  www.victimsupport.org.uk

An independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. Confidential support and information is provided to help deal with personal experiences.