Resources: Bereavement & Grief

Bristol Drugs Project

Bristol Drugs Project provide free and confidential support to people who are looking for help with their own alcohol and drug use, and the people who care for and about them. Services include support groups, drop-ins, harm reduction, and a dedicated helpline. Specific and targeted support is available for children and young people, students, older people, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. A specific service is available for recent drug and alcohol-related bereavements.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. They provide support nationally through their helpline and dedicated online support groups and support sessions.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter provide free, immediate, one-to-one support to children and young people who have been bereaved. Support is also available for parents or carers when a child in the family is being supported.

Rosie Crane Trust

The Rosie Crane Trust supports bereaved parents who have lost a son or daughter of any age and at any stage in the bereavement. The trust offers a confidential 24hr Helpline, two drop in centres in Somerset, and a befriending service.


Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK, offering support to anyone affected by the death of a baby. Sands has a bereavement support freephone helpline and a variety of volunteer-led local and online support groups.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provide befriending, support and a helpline for bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause. Online and local support groups are also available.

The Harbour

The Harbour provide free access to individual, couples, and group counselling for adults affected by life-threatening illness, including friends and family and those who have been bereaved.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish provide support to children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling. Support available includes a helpline and email service, grief support groups, and guidance and support for parents who are supporting bereaved children.