The following links directory covers everything from practical advice to mental health support and more. If you would like to suggest a link, please contact us.


Age Concern Bereavement Advice
Information and support services for the bereaved including advice on arranging a funeral, grieving, living alone and local support services (pdf download)

Cruse Bereavement Care
Charity dedicated to supporting you through bereavement

NHS advice on coping with bereavement

Mental health charity with support for bereavement

War Widows
The WWA exists to help war widows and their dependents in the UK

Counselling and Emotional Support

British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy
Offers online search facility for a local therapist

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Road Peace
UK national charity dedicated to supporting bereaved and injured road crash victims

The Samaritans
The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to talk to

Support Line
Confidential helpline for people reaching crisis point and in need of someone to talk to


Funeral Payment
Information on Funeral Payment for those who need help with the cost of paying for a funeral

Government Advice: What to do when someone dies
Information on what to do when someone dies, including Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax


Natural Death Centre
Advises on Do-It-Yourself and environmentally friendly funerals

In Loving Memory
Find out about different types of coffin and funeral, including mourning rituals in different religious faiths

Helping Bereaved Children

Hope Again: Cruse Bereavement for young people
For young people aged between 12 and 18, with special advice for boys who might find it more difficult to show their feelings

Winston's Family Wish Line
This site is aimed at young people and helps when someone has died

Free national helpline for children and young people in need of help or counselling

Compassionate Friends
Help and support for people who have suffered the death of a family member

Helping children cope with a parent who has cancer

Post Mortem, Inquests and Coroners

NHS: Post Mortem Guide
NHS guide to post mortem

Royal College of Pathologists: Types of Post Mortem
A guide to the types of post mortem and an overview of what will happen

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