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Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse is the largest UK bereavement charity and offers free car and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief. Their helpline is run by trained bereavement volunteers who offer emotional support to anyone affected by grief. They also have a CruseChat on their website as well as one to one support and local branches which can be contacted via the website.

Website: https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Tel: 0808 808 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care Northampton

Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. For those who need specialist help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

Tel: 07772 428532

We Mind and Kelly Matters

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention. Support includes raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, training and education right through to provide counselling and postvention support.

Qualified therapists can offer 1:1 counselling for individuals and families navigating their way after a suicide loss. We offer immediate support following a suicide in Northamptonshire.

Website: https://wemindandkellymatters.org.uk/

Live chat, support and counselling

Tel: 07720 231660

Email: info@wemindkellymatters.org.uk

Northamptonshire MIND

Mind offer mental health services including crisis support, counselling, one to one support, group and peer support and wellbeing courses.  More information can be found on the website.

Website: https://www.northamptonshiremind.org.uk/

Tel: 01604 634310

Email: enquires@northamptonshiremind.org.uk

Cathedral Bereavement Support Group

The Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate and St. Thomas of Canterbury (Mother Church of the Diocese of Northampton). The Cathedral holds a Bereavement Support Session on the first Saturday of each month in the Cathedral between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.  The sessions are broken down into three parts: A reflection and prayer service (including lighting of candles); light refreshments; group sharing (you can just listen).

Website: https://northamptoncathedral.org/parish-groups/bereavement-group/

For more information please contact the Parish office on 01604 714556 and speak to Philly.

Age UK

Age UK Northamptonshire is an independent charity providing support and services to older people in Northamptonshire. Age UK offer a wide range of help including day care at home, money management, information and advice on benefits such as attendance allowance claims, advocacy, home help, foot care, handypersons services, exercise classes, transportation and much more.

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/relationships-family/bereavement/

Tel: 01604 611207 - Advisors are available from 9am-12pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays

National Helpline: 0800 678 1602

Email: access@ageuknorthants.org.uk

SoBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

SoBS exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

Website: https://uksobs.org/

Telephone, email, forum and local support groups.

National Support Line: 0300 111 5065 (Monday and Tuesday 9am – 5pm)

Bereavement Advice Centre

The Bereavement Advice Centre offers an extensive range of information including advice on what to do when someone dies, probate and legal procedures, money and tax issues and advice on coping with bereavement.

Website: https://www.bereavementadvice.org/

Free Helpline: 0800 634 9494. Open from 9am to 5pm Mon - Fri.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children, young people, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Website: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Sands

The Sands National Helpline provides a safe, confidential place for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby. Whether your baby died long ago or recently they are there for you.

Website: https://www.sands.org.uk/support-you/how-we-offer-support/helpline

Helpline 0808 164 3332

Email: helpline@sands.org.uk

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

Website: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/bereavement-support/

Bereavement Support Helpline 0808 802 6868

Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

Marie Curie

Marie Curie offer a bereavement support service if you want to talk to someone following a bereavement.

Website: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line

Helpline: 0800 090 2309

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder’s online bereavement support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you.

Website: https://www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/online-bereavement-support​

Tel: 0808 164 4572

Email: supportercare@sueryder.org

AtaLoss

Helping bereaved people find support and wellbeing. AtaLoss provides a national signposting website, training and online bereavement support.

Website: https://www.ataloss.org/

Tel: 07736 949869

Email: office@ataloss.org

Care for the Family

Care for the family offer support for those coping with the pain and heartache of a close bereavement.

Website: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/

Tel: 029 2081 0800

Email: mail@cff.org.uk

StrongMen

Support for men following bereavement. Grief can cause severe emotional and physical health conditions which are often overlooked and ignored, especially in men. 

Website: https://www.strongmen.org.uk/

Tel: 0800 915 0400

Email: hello@StrongMen.org.uk

Widowed and Young (WAY)

WAY is the only National Charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. Peer to peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves.

Website: https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

Tel: 0300 201 0051

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