Last updated: 1 December 2023
Next review: 1 December 2024
Support for those bereaved
There is a range of support available when someone dies from government to charitable organisations.
General support from central government
Support for the bereaved - information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions.
Support for Suicide
If you require further support following a suicide please visit Support After Suicide
Child Death Helpline
The Child Death helpline offers support to those affected by the death of a child of any age. This includes from pre-birth to adult and under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Freephone: 0800 282 986 / 0808 800 6019
The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust aims to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health. This includes:
- funding research
- supporting families whose babies have died suddenly and unexpectedly
- sharing information on infant health, baby care, and sudden infant deaths to health professionals and the general public
- working with professionals to improve investigations when a baby dies
We are currently working remotely so where possible please scan, post and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone (general enquiries): 0207 802 3200
Bereavement Support: 0808 802 6868
Information Line: 0808 802 6869
'BRAKE' the road safety charity is to help bereaved relatives of road crash victims.
They offer resource packs that are full of practical information about what happens after a crash and include:
- A booklet about coping with grief
- Details about investigations and court cases
- Practical information about burials, legal issues and dealing with the media
- Understanding rights
- Personal finance advice
Visit the Brake website
The Coroner's Courts Support Service
Provides support and guidance for bereaved people attending Inquests.
Our helpline team will offer emotional support and practical information about the Inquest process.
Please call us Monday to Friday between 09.00 -19.00 and Saturday between 09.00 - 14.00
The contact details are:
Telephone - 0300 111 2141
Email - email@example.com