Welcome to our page that we hope will help those of you who have lost a parent or grandparent any age. If you are a young person who has lost a parent, please visit our For Young People page which may be helpful.
Click here for our UK map to find your local support service
Please watch our videos, we have other personal stories and articles below with links to useful sites and some suggestions for books which you may like to read.
Losing my mum
Losing both my parents
Losing my dad
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
|COVID-19 Bereavement National Helpline||0800 2600 400||New helpline offering support, guidance and signposting during the crisis - 8am - 8pm|
|Cruse||0808 808 1677||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland||0845 600 2227||Thursday 8am-10pm and Friday 8am-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||9.30am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri and 9.30am - 9.30pm Tues and Thurs evenings|
Free confidential helpline for anyone affected by 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
|The Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service|
|0161 983 0700||Open Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm|
|Childhood Bereavement Network||Advice for anyone supporting a bereaved child|
|Rainbows||Helps children grow and grieve after a loss|
|Winston's wish||Advice for anyone supporting a bereaved child|
|Cruse||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Well at School||Provides advice for schools supporting a bereaved student|
|Gingerbread||Provides advice and support for single parents|
|Hope Again||Nationwide bereavement support for young people|
|Grief Encounter||Support bereaved children and their families|
|They're my parents. I miss them||Eleni talks about the pain of losing parents as an adult|
|Podcast||An interview on losing your dad|
|Much Loved||Website where you can create online tributes to your loved one. You can also invite friends and family to contribute to the memories|
|Bereavement Advice Centre||Information and advice regarding the involvement of a coroner, if a death is unexplained, unexpected, unnatural or violent|
|https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/mum-pens-books-to-help-her-children-cope-with-dad-s-brain-tumour-1-4700456||A young Mum writes a book for her young sons when her husband is diagnosed with a brain tumour|
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It is VITAL that we ensure anyone bereaved during this crisis is signposted to a choice of IMMEDIATE support for their grief.