Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement charity in the UK supporting adults, children and young people when someone dies. Cruse offers a wide range of support, including face-to-face and telephone support.
The Freephone National Helpline is open on weekdays from 09:30 to 17:00 and until 20:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the number is 0808 808 1677. It also has a website for children and young people called Hope Again (www.hopeagain.org.uk) that has been designed by young people who have been bereaved and has lots of information and advice.
This charity supports children and their families following the death of a sibling or parent.
Child Bereavement 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. The charity provides confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals throughout the UK. The helpline is available to take calls 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday on 0800 02 888 40 or can be emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Child Bereavement UK offers booked telephone support sessions for parents or carers of a bereaved child or couples when a baby or child dies. An app, Grief: Support for young people, has also been created by a group of bereaved young people supported by the charity, which includes information on bereavement, grief, feelings and how others can help. The app can be downloaded from the App Store free of charge.