Welcome to our page that supports those who have lost a sibling. It may be when you were very young, or it happened later in life, so we have featured some stories from others who have lost their brother or sister which we hope will be of help to you.
Click here for our UK map to find your local support service.
Please visit Our Library to look through our suggested books on sibling loss and we have signposted you to the support organisations which may be able to help your particular loss.
Visit these pages for important information which may help now.
Losing my sister Clare
Losing my brother
Supporting my children after we lost their younger brother
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|
|Cruse||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Support After Suicide||UK map to find local support for those bereaved through suicide|
|Winston's wish||Advice for anyone supporting a bereaved child|
|SUDCUK||Support and information following Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood|
|The Compassionate Friends||Bereavement support for grieving families|
|Well at School||Provides advice for schools supporting a bereaved student|
|Hope Again||Nationwide bereavement support for young people|
|The Death of a Sibling: "It makes no sense and never will"||An article on coping with the death of a sibling|
|Care for the family||A support weekend for young adults living after the death of their sibling|
|Grieving the death of a Sibling||Publication for adults grieving the loss of a sibling|
|Much Loved||Website where you can create online tributes to loved ones. 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|