In times of sadness and particularly at a time of bereavement, our lives may be turned upside down, we find it hard to focus on anything, but are required to notify people of the death, cancel any pensions or benefits, sort out mortgages and insurance as well as trying to deal with our own grief. It’s not surprising then that we find ourselves in need of some support.

This may come from family and friends, but sometimes we need a little bit of expert help, so I have listed just a few support groups, who may be of help to you during this time of disorientation

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
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Age UK
Fact sheets and information on all aspects of death & bereavement
Tel 0800 169 6565 – bet.8am and 7pm

Care for the Family
UK charity working in all areas of family life, including bereavement support
Tel 0292 081 0800

National Association of Bereavement Services
Information about Bereavement Counselling Services in all areas
Tel 0207 806 4013

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Information and help for Families bereaved by suicide
Tel 0115 944 1117

National Association of Widows
Information and details of local branches
Tel 0845 838 2261