National Bereavement

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Call: 0345 123 2304 or email [email protected]


Find support for parents and siblings



Cruse provides counselling, support, information, advice, education and training services to the friends and relatives of someone who has died, to help them understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Call their helpline: 0808 808 1677


Chat online with expert grief counsellors


They help when someone has died suddenly, or too soon in their life, because of

  • a sudden medical reason (including COVID-19)  or terminal illness
  • injuries, caused by something that happened
  • suicide

Their role is to help people during the first ten weeks following a sudden bereavement. You can call them  from day one, onwards.

Call: 0800 2600 400



To save the lives and support the families of children and adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. Also to support those who have lost a loved one to sudden unexplained death.

Call: 1 801 948 0654 or email: [email protected]  


The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families. They can offer support to families following the death of a baby or young child.

For their helpline call 0808 802 6868 or email [email protected]


Find out how the Lullaby Trust can support you

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them.

For their helpline call - 08088 020 02


Support services for children and young people

Local Bereavement


Mosaic are a Dorset based charity supporting bereaved children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.

Mosaic support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone special, such as a parent, sibling, friend or a member of their extended family. This includes all causes of death such as long-term illness, sudden death, suicide, murder or road traffic accident.

Call: 01258 837 071 


Support services for children and young people in Dorset