Traumatic bereavement support

Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, violence and crime, road accidents, suicide and substance abuse are just some examples of traumatic death. This type of loss is particularly challenging as it complicates the grieving process with additional problems which require specialist help and support. If you are bereaved through traumatic loss, you may find the following organisations helpful: 


Advice for bereaved people about contentious deaths.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 

A self-help organisation for those who are bereaved by suicide.

Tel: 0300 111 5065

Victim support 

Support for people affected by crime.

Tel: 08 08 16 89 111 

Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM) 

Support to families who are bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

Tel: 0845 872 3440 

The Coroners’ Court Support Service (CCSS) 

Help and support to bereaved people attending the Coroners’ Court.

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