Organisation Details
Liverpool Bereavement Service

A confidential bereavement counselling service for adults and children in Liverpool. The service operates on a donation basis.

Tel: 0151 236 3932


1st Floor, Granite Building, 6 Stanley Street, Liverpool, L1 6AF.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish provides services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.

Tel: 01242 515157


4th Floor, St James's House, St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and provides training to professionals across the entire spectrum of child bereavement, both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year the organisation delivers training across a breadth of issues to around 5000 professionals at the front line of bereavement support.

Tel: 0800 02 88840 (free to landlines only) and 01494 568900


Child Bereavement UK, Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF.

The Alder Centre

Bereavement counselling for anyone affected by the death of a child. Appointments can be offered at the centre, as a home visit (Liverpool and surrounding areas) or in outreach clinics.

The Child Death Helpline is a joint initiative with Great Ormond Street Hospital and is staffed by volunteers, all of them bereaved parents.

Tel: 0151 252 5117

E-mail via website

The Alder Centre, Royal Liverpool Children's NHS Trust, Alder Hey, Eaton Road, L12 2AP.

CRUSE Bereavement Care

CRUSE is a national charity that offers support and information for people affected by a death, including one-to-one counselling, information and advice. CRUSE exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people, to help them through a difficult time and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people.

Tel: 020 8939 9530


Central Office: CRUSE Bereavement Care, PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

SOBS exists to meet the needs, and break the isolation, of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.

Tel: 0115 944 1117


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, The Flamsteed Centre, Albert Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5GU.

Silence of Suicide

SOS was founded by Michael Mansfield QC and Yvette Greenway. The organisation aims to facilitate open discourse, eradicate stigma and raise awareness of the impact of suicide on those who have suicidal feelings, have attempted suicide and those who have been bereaved by suicide.


Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM)

SAMM offers understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy. The organisation works in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Victim Support and law enforcement agencies offering training and support on the effects of murder and manslaughter on families and friends.

All SAMM volunteers have themselves been bereaved by homicide so understand, and know exactly, what families are going through.

Tel: 0845 872 3440


Support After Murder and Manslaughter, Learning & Development Tally Ho!, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7RN.

Widowed and Young (WAY)

WAY is a UK-based charity which was founded in 1997. It provides support for men and women who were aged 50 or under when their partner died. It is a peer support group run by a network of volunteers who themselves have been bereaved at a young age.

WAY has more than 2,400 members across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and offers emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women (married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation) as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.

E-mail via the website contact page.

WAY Widowed and Young, Suite 14, College Business Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3WZ.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Tel: 0345 123 2304


TCF, 14 New King Street, Deptford, London SE8 3HS.

The Lone Twin Network

The Lone Twin Network is a support group run by and for lone twins whose loss has occurred at or around birth, in childhood or during adulthood. Through twice yearly meetings and personal contact, the group offers a friendly and comfortable environment in which to talk openly and honestly about how it feels to be without your twin.


Lone Twin Network, 54 Ventnor Avenue, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8EF.

The Moira Fund

The Moira Fund charity was established in memory of Moira Jones, who was murdered in Queens Park, Glasgow, in May 2008. The fund supports others who find themselves bereaved through violent death at the hands of another.


The Moira Fund, PO Box 3213, Stafford, ST16 9LJ.

Through Unity

Through Unity provides support to bereaved people in the aftermath of a violent death and helps them with whatever they need to survive their loss.

Tel: 07947 684 605


Through Unity, Knowledge Dock Business Centre, 4 University Way, London, E16 2RD. provides specialist support for the families of knife crime victims.

Tel: 01206 512445 or 0791 358 4260

KnifeCrimes.Org, PO Box 10285, Colchester, CO1 9HQ.

Care for the Family

A national charity offering support to the bereaved.

Tel: 0292 081 0800



Sudden is an intiative by the charity Brake. It provides books and guides to help adults and children cope in the aftermath of a sudden death.

Tel: 01484 559909