Organisations that can help you cope with bereavement

flowers imageBereavement is an experience that all of us encounter sometime in our lives, yet we talk about it very little.  As this is the case we only have a limited opportunity to learn about how to cope with the loss of a loved one, a relative or a friend.

Grieving is a natural process that can take place after any kind of loss. Although people are all individuals, the order they go through these feelings are very similar.

There are many organisations that can assist the bereaved, some of which are listed below:

  • Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death
  • Age UK helps people over the age of 50 and also for those who support or care for people over this age
  • Counselling Directory is a support network to enable those in distress to find a local counsellor appropriate to their needs
  • Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity which offers free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death. They also provide emotional support and counselling on a one-to-one basis and in groups
  • My Life directory lists services and organisations in Brighton & Hove offering bereavement support
  • Natural Death Centre is 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 provide confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing due to bereavement
  • Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society supports parents and families whose baby is stillborn or dies soon after birth
  • Winston's Wish supports children who have been bereaved
  • Victim Support helps people cope with the effects of crime. Confidential support and information is provided to help deal with personal experiences