Useful childhood bereavement links

A list of organisations and services that can help families after the death of an important person.

Winston’s Wish National Freephone Helpline 08088 020 021
Support, guidance and information for anyone caring for a bereaved child or a child facing the imminent death of a family member.

Child Bereavement Charity 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.
Support Line: 0800 02 888 40

Childhood Bereavement Network
The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people.

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory have developed a service that brings together all of the information needed to help connect people with the right counsellor or professional support for them.

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.
Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Life Signs
The user-led voluntary organisation which raises awareness about self-injury and help people who rely on self-injury by providing a safe, friendly message board, ideas for distraction techniques and by inspiring / empowering them to find alternative, healthier coping mechanisms.

National Children’s Bureau
NCB is a charitable organisation that is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives and providing them with a powerful and authoritative voice.

Papyrus (prevention of young suicide)
PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Hope Line UK: 0800 068 41 41 (for practical advice on suicide prevention)

Young Minds
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Newsround
Watch the CBBC Newsround special on childhood bereavement.

Need supporting following a bereavement?

Call our National Helpline for free advice, guidance and support.