Bereavement Advice

National Bereavement Service

Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances.

Telephone: 0800 0246 121


Buckinghamshire Council

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 Buckinghamshire

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


Offers counselling support to individuals, couples and families where relationships have been affected by grief and loss: or 01296 427973

Buckinghamshire MIND

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

Sue Ryder

Information and online counselling service for adults

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).

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 (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 Information and live chat on the website: 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)

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).

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