Bereavement organisations

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support. It offers information, advice, education and training services.

National Number 0844 477 9400
Local Numbers (Chiltern & Beaconsfield) 01494 766455
(Aylesbury) 01296 425757
(High Wycombe) 01494 511117

Child Death Helpline

Manned by bereaved parents
When can you call? Whenever you feel the need to talk, however soon or long after your bereavement.

At any time during opening hours. The helpline is open 365 days a year.

Telephone: 0800 282986
Every evening 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Still birth and neonatal death charity

SANDS provides support for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies at or soon after birth. The key elements of that support are the following.

Tel (Helpline): 020 7436 5881
Tel (Admin): 020 7436 7940
Fax: 020 7436 3715
The Helpline is open 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday and Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 10pm

Age UK

Age Concern is the UK's largest organisation working with and for older people.

Free Helpline 0800 00 99 66
High Wycombe 01494 535890
Aylesbury 01296 431911

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of people over the age of 18 who have been bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.

National Helpline 0300 111 5065 (9am-9pm every day)