You can get practical advice/help from a funeral director, the family doctor, a solicitor, welfare officers and personnel departments at workplaces, your minister of religion, a social services department or Citizens Advice, a health visitor or district nurse who attended the deceased may also be able to help.
Please also see our Registration Service’s Practical Help for the Bereaved.
Support and Comfort
You may feel that you want more than practical advice/help, and that you need to talk with someone sympathetic who is outside your immediate family or with other people who have been through a similar experience. There are several organisations in England and Wales who offer this kind of support.
The Child Bereavement Trust
This charity has on-line information for young people who have lost someone close. www.childbereavement.org.uk
This site offers practical guidance on dealing with a bereavement including organising a funeral, registering a death, financial assistance and support services. Bereavement Direct Webpage
2 Wish Upon A Star
A charity that provides bereavement support for families who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child or young adult aged 25 years and under. www.2wishuponastar.org
Bereavement Direct (over 50’s)
Offers practical advice about making a will, what to do when someone dies and Government Assistance.
A National end-of-life care charity that provides a range of support for people bereaved as a result of any terminal illness, this includes counselling, group and 1:1 telephone support.
Tel: 0800 090 2309