Useful Organisations and Resources

Anam Cara

Bereaved parents have set up this organisation to help themselves and all bereaved parents cope with their grief and loss and journey on.
Phone: +353 (0)1 4045378

Mobile: +353 (0)85 2888 888


Help for people who have been bereaved. Includes a search tool for local support, griefchat service, Grablife activity support weekends, bereavement support for men, and support for young people. 

Bereavement Advice Centre

Offers a free helpline for people who are bereaved and for professionals. It also has information on its website about practical matters and coping with grief.

Phone: 0800 634 9494 

Compassionate Friends

A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child or children.

ROI Helpline: 0345 123 2304

NI helpline: 0288 77 88 016   

Hope Again

A website designed for young people by young people who have been bereaved (part of Cruse Bereavement Care).

Phone: 0808 808 1677 

Bereavement Trust

 A helpline with trained volunteers to support those dealing with bereavement.

Phone: 0800 435 455 

Jacinta’s Smile

Bringing awareness of grief to siblings that are feeling forgotten, for both children and young adults. 


Phone: 09066 25898

Mobile: 087 422 0000

WAY (Widowed & Young) Foundation

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age. 

Dying Matters

Find information to help you support those who’ve been bereaved. Includes a helpful leaflet called Being there.

Phone: 08000 21 44 66  

Together for Short Lives

Provides information and support for children with terminal illnesses and their families.

Phone: 0808 8088 100   

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides bereavement support, either face-to-face or over the phone, from trained volunteers. Calls to this helpline are free.

Phone: 0808 808 1677  

Beyond Words

Books, e-books and downloadable resources for people who find it easier to understand pictures than words, including people with learning difficulties. Topics like ‘Getting on with cancer’, ‘When Mum died’ and ‘When Dad died’.

Phone: 020 7492 2559   

Sibling Support

A website tool which provides resources for children who are coping with the death of a brother or sister.

Phone: 0800 02 888 40   

Childhood Bereavement Network

Aims to improve the quality and range of bereavement support for children, young people, their families and other caregivers. Offers information about support services.

Phone: 020 7843 6309   

Grief Reads