Bereavement Advice

National Bereavement Service

Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances. See the National Bereavement Service for support with your emotional, or legal needs. They offer a helpline, online chat and a contact form.

Call 0800 0246 121 to start the support process


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers free advice to anyone who has been affected by death. They offer a helpline, online communication using CruseChat and offer daily tips for support on social media.

Call 0808 808 1677 to talk to someone today.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is a service to support children struggling with bereavement. They have a freephone number, online chat, email service and offer support in schools. You can also find lots of information and resources on their website.

Call on 08088 020 021

Email on


Sands offer support to those affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby. They have a helpline, email service and an app which has information regarding local support groups and resources.

Call on 0808 164 3332

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UOK provided by Rethink Mental Illness charity, offers support to improve the lives of those severely affected by mental illness. They provide 1-on-1 support to those who have thoughts of, or have attempted suicide. 

Call on 0808 196 1768 to speak to the Team, or fill out their callback form.

Age UK

AgeUK offers support to older people in Brighton following from a bereavement. They offer free practical advice and emotional support regardless of the time passed since their bereavement.

Call on 0800 019 1310



Martlets offer support to friends and family of patients who have received care from the Martlets Team including hospice and community care.

Call 01273 273 400 and ask to speak to the Patient and Family support Administrator


At a Loss

At a Loss has information and advice for those affected by bereavement during the pandemic. They offer free courses, local support, a live chat and gives you access to resources to assist you.


The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offers volunteer support to parents and siblings. They offer a helpline, email support, retreats, grief companions and information packs to support you.

Call on 0345 123 2304



You can also complete an online application to become a volunteer Grief Companion with The Compassionate Friends 

Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Support

Sue Ryder's online support offers information, resources and 1-on-1 counselling. All free and accessible on computers, tablets or smartphones.