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Within the UK there are many organisations that provide invaluable information and support to people affected by bereavement. Here are just a few.

The Samaritans

W:www.samaritans.org.uk

24 hour helpline support every day of the year for anyone in distress including those who are feeling suicidal.

Cruse Bereavement Care

W: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Provides one-­to-­one and other support to the bereaved via a network of  local branches. Find the one nearest to you on the above website.

Miscarriage Association

W: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Originally founded by people who had experienced miscarriage, it continues to provide support and encourage good care by professionals.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)

W: www.uk­-sands.org.uk

Welcomes calls from anyone affected by a stillbirth of a baby, including family, friends or professionals. Calls still taken long after the event.

Child Bereavement UK

W: www.childbereavement.org.uk

A charity that focuses on training professionals who work with families and children affected by death. The organisation also produces excellent resources which are available to the bereaved, and to anyone supporting them.

Child Death Helpline

W: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Helpline support for anyone affected by the death of a child, irrespective of the age of the child, the relationship or the length of time since death. Provided by Great Ormond Street and Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospitals.

Winston’s Wish

W: www.winstonswish.org.uk

Gives support to those caring for children affected by the death of a parent or sibling, and to the children themselves.

TCF (formerly The Compassionate Friends)

W: www.tcf.org.uk

Telephone and local group support for anyone affected by the death of a child. Please note that this charity supports people irrespective of the age of the child at the time of death i.e. the child may have reached adulthood.

Childhood Bereavement Network

W: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

Although this organisation is mainly a professional network, their website has a good search facility on its front page to allow you to find support services for children in your local area.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

W: www.uk-­sobs.org.uk

A self-help organisation which exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a family member or anyone close to them.