Welcome to our page to help those of you who have lost a friend at any age. Sometimes this type of grief is not widely acknowledged and we want you to know that you will be able to find stories here from others who have experienced the death of their best friend who are keen to tell their story so you know you are not alone.
Click here for our UK map to find your local support service.
Visit our Young People's page if you have lost a friend.
Visit these pages for important information which may help now.
Losing my best friend
Losing my best friend
Do you need to speak to someone now?
24 HOUR SUPPORT LINES
|Samaritans||116 123 (UK)||For anyone at anytime for any reason|
|Childline||0800 1111||Support for 18yrs & under and their relatives|
|Silverline||0800 470 8090||Support for the over 50's|
DAY/EVENING SUPPORT LINES
|Sudden Bereavement Helpline||0800 2600 400||10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday - immediate support|
|National Bereavement Partnership Helpline||0800 448 0800||7am and 10pm for emotional support.|
|Cruse||0808 808 1677||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland||0808 802 6161||Mon - Fri 9am-8pm and Sat/Sun 1-4pm|
|Child Bereavement UK||0800 02 88840||Helpline (9 - 5pm)|
|Child Death Helpline||0800 282 986|
0808 800 6019
|Every evening 7-10pm|
Mon/Thurs / Fri - 10am - 1pm
Tues/Wed - 10am - 4pm
|Grief Talk||0808 802 0111||Support for anyone to Grieftalk from any phone for free|
Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm
Have a 1-2-1 CHAT live session with a Grieftalk counsellor
|Bereavement Advice Centre||0800 634 9494||Practical advice (9 - 5pm)|
|Bereavement Trust||0800 435 455||Emotional and practical advice (6 - 10pm)|
|DrugFam||0300 888 3853||Drug and Alcohol addiction |
The helpline line is available between 9am and 9pm seven days a week.
|Sands||0808 164 3332||10am-3pm Mon to Fri daytimes and 6pm-9pm Tues to Thurs evenings|
Free confidential helpline for anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby.
|Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide||0300 111 5065||9am-9pm every day|
|Breathing space Scotland Helpline for when it becomes difficult to cope||0800 838587|
Monday to Thursday - 6pm - 2am
Friday 6pm - 6am
|The Compassionate Friends||0345 123 2304|
Open every day 10 am – 4 pm, 7-10 pm
|The Lullaby Trust||0808 802 6868|
Monday - Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
|Marie Curie||0800 090 2309||Open Monday - Friday, 8am – 6pm|
Open Saturday, 11am – 5pm on Saturday
Practical and clinical information and support on all aspects of end of life and bereavement.
|The Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service|
|0161 983 0700||Open Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm|
|Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide||Helping overcome feelings of isolation after a death by suicide|
|Cruse||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Support After Suicide||UK map to find local support for those bereaved through suicide|
|Well at School||Provides advice to schools supporting a bereaved student|
|Hope Again||National bereavement support for young people|
|Much Loved||A site where you can create online tributes to loved ones. You can also invite friends and family to contribute to the memories|
Kirsty; Coping three years after (video)
The statistics of losing a friend through suicide (article)
Kirsty; How do you prepare for the worst? (video)
Amy discusses whether talking about losing her friend would have helped (video)
Amy; Protecting my memories (video)
Kirsty; The importance of sharing stories and memories (video)
Unexpected Grief (article)