National Bereavement Service
Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances.
Telephone: 0800 0246 121
This Bereavement Guide gives advice and will help guide you through the legal formalities.
Child Bereavement Buckinghamshire
Offering support by telephone support, groups for parents, drop-ins, families, schools and professionals.
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering a bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Cruse Bereavement National Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (9.30am – 5pm Monday - Friday, & until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
South Bucks Counselling
Offers support in High Wycombe and South Bucks area for adults faced with bereavement: 01494 440199 or www.southbuckscounselling.org
Offers counselling support to individuals, couples and families where relationships have been affected by grief and loss: www.relatemtb.co.uk or 01296 427973
Provides counselling to adults with a wide range of mental health needs including bereavement. We also support adults, children/young people and families who have lost someone to suicide or suspected suicide. Please call 01494 463364 or visit www.bucksmind.org.uk.
Information and online counselling service for adults https://www.sueryder.org/online-bereavement-counselling
National Bereavement Partnership Covid-19 Hub: 0800 448 0800 (7am – 10pm, every day) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK: Guidance on funerals https://www.ageuk.org.uk/informationadvice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/arranging-a-funeral--coronavirus-advice/
At a loss: Coronavirus bereavement resources https://www.ataloss.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/coronavirus-pandemic
CRUSE: Coronavirus bereavement information and resources https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief
Marie Curie: Funerals and Coronavirus https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/organisingfuneral/funerals-and-coronavirus
Oxford Health: Coping with Coronavirus Bereavement
Child Bereavement UK: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-covid-19- information
Specialist Bereavement Support
Marie Curie Telephone Bereavement Support: Regular bereavement support sessions over the telephone with a trained volunteer. Access to up to six 45 minute telephone sessions. Call 0800 090 2309 (8am–6pm Monday to Friday and 11am–5pm Saturday to Sunday). https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/telephone-bereavement-support.
Listening and Bereavement Support Service offers bereavement support to anyone registered with a Buckinghamshire GP and is based at Florence Nightingale Hospice. Call 01296 332600.
Buckinghamshire MIND: Support for adults, children, young people and families who have lost someone to suicide or suspected suicide. Call 01494 463364 or www.bucksmind.org.uk (8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday).
Child Bereavement UK: Offers support for families and professionals when a child of any age dies or when a child grieves, including where a suicide has been experienced Call 01494 569051 9am-5.30pm and answerphone or email email@example.com Information and live chat on the website: www.childbereavement.org or call 0800 028 8840 for the helpline.
The Lullaby Trust: Trained bereaved parents - a befriending service by phone or email. Helpline: 0808 802 6868 (free bereavement line) https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/.
Miscarriage Association: Offers information and support to people who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy. Helpline: 01924 200 799 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm). www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk.
SANDS: For people bereaved by stillbirth or neonatal death. Helpline available on 0808 164 3332 (9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 9.30pm Tuesday and Thursday) or firstname.lastname@example.org.