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If you are looking for support for yourself or someone else around a bereavement, it can feel overwhelming to find your way to the help you need. This page includes links to a guide to help you understand the types of support available, and websites that can signpost you to support.

Understanding the support on offer

Everybody’s experience of grief is different and people have different needs and preferences for support to help them cope. The Grief Support Guide is designed to help people find support that meets their individual needs. It provides information on the variety of bereavement support that is available in the UK, from self-help resources and helplines to peer support groups and grief counselling. The Guide also includes details of support for specific groups of bereaved people, such as widow(er)s, children, cultural and faith groups and people bereaved by particular types of death.

Click here to download the Guide, which you are welcome to print and distribute for yourself or someone who might need it.

The Guide is also available in Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Welsh. Click here for translations.

To share the Guide, you can download shareable posters and images here.

We would really like to hear your views on this first version of the Guide, which will help us to improve later versions. Please consider taking part in this short 5 minute survey to provide us with your feedback.

Directories of support organisations

AtaLoss is a registered charity that provides the UK’s bereavement signposting and information website. This connects with and brings together over 2,000 local and national bereavement services, filtered according to preference, location and need, as well as practical information and advice. It is a resource for both bereaved people and professionals in all sectors. 

The Good Grief Trust is the UK’s largest bereavement support network, bringing 900+ charities, and services together under one umbrella.  The charity exists to ensure those grieving under any circumstance, have access to a choice of tailored services from day one, both online and via The Good Grief condolence and signposting card. 

The Good Grief Trust is also Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bereavement Support, and runs National Grief Awareness Week (2 – 8 December), to raise awareness of the impact of grief and loss on a national platform.