Marie Curie

Provides support for families coping with the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

Child Bereavement Network

National services include:

  • Confidential information and support line for families and professionals when a child has died and when a child is bereaved
  • Web discussion fora for families and for professionals
  • Resources for bereaved children and young people, families and all professionals
  • Training courses on bereavement for health care and other professional
Winston's Wish

National services include:

  • National helpline for all those caring for a child or young person who has been bereaved
  • Website with activities for children and young people and facility to ask questions of a trained clinician
  • Programme of direct support for families bereaved through suicide, murder or manslaughter
  • Resources including books and memory boxes
  • Training courses and bespoke training.
NHS Self Help

A self-help guide to bereavement.

Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. We have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people.