General grief help with bereavement and emotional support

The following information is designed to point you in the direction of general grief help and emotional support from charities and other bereavement organisations. 

Age UK 

Advice and information for people in later life. 

The Compassionate Friends 

Support and care to bereaved parents by other bereaved parents, grandparents and other families. 

Winston’s Wish 

Support for bereaved children and their families. 

Breathing Space Scotland 

Free and confidential telephone service for people in Scotland.

The BEAD Project 

Information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

WAY Widowed & Young 

Peer-to-peer support network to those who were bereaved under 50 years of age.


Support for people in distress. 

The Good Grief Trust 

Information about available bereavement help and support. 

At a loss 

One stop shop for finding specific local bereavement support.

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline 

Confidential helpline for LGBT+ people.

The Silver Line

Free and confidential helpline for older people.

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