HIVE Directory: Support For Bereavement

Grief Encounter

Internet /Telephone Based Helpline
Supporting bereaved children and young people with free support, resources, training and advice with specific information for schools and professionals

0808 802 0111 Weekdays 9am-9pm

Help in Bereavement

HiB offers a voluntary, supportive and totally confidential visiting service for bereaved people.​

Help in Bereavement was set up in 1979 as a response to the perceived needs of those suffering the grief, loneliness and social isolation caused by losing someone they love. We offer a free visiting service covering Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant (SE Hampshire).

07432 602613

Help is at Hand

Downloadable document to support people who have been effected by suicide.
Online book PDF (free hard copies are available to order)

Hope Again

Internet and/or Telephone Based

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Hope Again provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies.

0808 808 1677

Lullaby Trust - Bereavement Support

The Lullaby Trust offers confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. This support is here whenever you need it, whether the death was recent or many years ago. It is available for families, friends, carers and professionals. There are different ways we can support you and you can choose from our range of services.

0808 802 6868

National Bereavement Service

Supporting anyone who has been bereaved, UK wide.

Most people have to take responsibility for practical arrangements after a death just once or twice so are not familiar with the long list of tasks that await them. These include registering a death, arranging a funeral, and dealing with the person’s money and property which may need probate. All this must be done during a time that is usually emotionally very painful.

The NBS team of advisors can cope with any and every question about what to do after a death. Usually, we have the answer but if we don’t, we will know who does. Our information service is free and impartial, working with people to identify the best solution in their circumstances using straight-forward language. We combine this approach with empathy and understanding of the experience of bereavement and, if needed, can direct people to longer term sources of emotional support.

Ponds Court Business Park
Genesis Way
United Kingdom
0800 024 6121

NHS - Bereavement Support

Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There's no right or wrong way to feel.

Nurture Bereavement Support

Bereavement support for children and young people.

As the tragedy of Covid-19 unfolds the death toll continues to rise, it won’t be long before everyone will know of someone who has died. Children and young people can be badly affected by loss and adults often don’t have the skills or courage to talk openly about it with them.

Nurtureuk has produced a specially edited version of their Bereavement Box that helps anyone supporting bereaved children and young people understand what they may be experiencing with helpful suggestions on approaches and exercises to help children cope better with their grief.

The Bereavement Guide is available to download free of charge

020 3962 0886

PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide

Internet and/or Telephone Based

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

0800 068 4141 Helpline

Psychology & Bereavement Service at Rowans Hospice

Bereavement support through the COVID crisis

This workshop has been developed to teach the knowledge and skills required to provide confident and helpful support to bereaved people impacted by the COVID crisis.

This workshop can serve as a training resource for public, private, and voluntary services that provide support to the bereaved in the course of their work.

Although this workshop was developed in light of the impact of the COVID crisis, it can be used as a general training resource for anyone wishing to support the bereaved.​

Please click the link below for further details

023 9225 0001