Advice, Support & Counselling


Citizens Advice Salford

Advice on money worries, claiming benefits, housing issues and any other issues arising after bereavement.

Tel: 0300 3309074



Support and counselling

Cruse Bereavement Care

Day-by-day helpline for adults and young people:

Tel: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm)


Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service

The Child Bereavement Service provides individual and group support to children and young people who have been bereaved. There is also an advice line that is open to any adult concerned about a bereaved child. The service is provided mainly for Northern Ireland, but will give telephone or email advice and information to people anywhere in the UK.

Tel: 028 9066 8333

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK offers support to families when a child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. It runs a support and information helpline and email service staffed by trained bereavement support workers. Child Bereavement UK also provides training in bereavement support to professionals.

Tel: Support and information line: 01494 568 900 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Sudden – supporting people after sudden death

People bereaved by sudden death suffer terribly – whether it’s through a road crash, suicide, disaster, war, accident, or undiagnosed medical reasons. They are often left isolated, bewildered and traumatised and need specialist support to help them cope and move forwards with their lives.

Sudden is a charitable initiative sharing best practice, research and resources among professionals across the world working with people who are suddenly bereaved. Through this, we aim to help ease the suffering of people bereaved by any kind of sudden death.

This charity along with Brake have produced a book to help support children dealing with sudden death.

Widowed And Young

WAY Widowed And Young is a self-help organisation for people aged 50 and under who have been widowed.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Tel: 0300 111 5065 (7 days a week 9.00am to 9.00pm)