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There are many sources of bereavement support in Rutland, both through national and local support organisations.

General bereavement support

NHS England

information on grief after bereavement or loss

www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/

 

Marie Curie

A free national listening support service for people who have been bereaved due to terminal illness. Callers can be matched with a trained volunteer to have regular bereavement support sessions over the telephone.

0800 090 2309 or email support@mariecurie.org.uk

www.mariecurie.org.uk/

 

Compassionate Friends

Supports bereaved parents and their families with helpline and local support groups

0345 123 2304 or email helpline@tcf.org.uk

www.tcf.org.uk/content/helpline/

Mencap 

provides information for people with learning disabilities who are bereaved  

www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/dealing-bereavement

 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Offers an impartial ear with no agenda. Support via one-to-one counselling sessions. All services are offered to everyone free of charge.

0808 808 1677 or email helpline@cruse.org.uk

www.cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Bourne and Stamford

Offers local support and one to one counselling sessions

07715 527611 or email stamford@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Leicestershire

Offers local support and one to one counselling sessions

0116 288 4119 or email leicester@cruse.org.uk

 

Cruse Northamptonshire

Offers local support and one to one counselling sessions

07772 428532 or email northamptonshire@cruse.org.uk

 

Hope Again: Young People Living After Loss

A youth website, which is part of Cruse Bereavement Care. A safe place is provided for young people to learn from other young people how to cope with grief and feel less alone.

0808 8081677 or email hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

www.hopeagain.org.uk/

The Bereavement Help Point, Ketton

A drop in service that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can access information and support, talk to others and share their emotions with the flexibility of it being locally based and accessible when they feel they need support.  

Ketton Sports & Community Centre Pit Lane, Ketton, Stamford, PE9 3SZ

1st and 3rd Monday (excluding Bank Holidays), 2-4pm

01733 225900

The Loss Foundation

National charity providing free bereavement support after the loss of a loved one and also now offering specific COVID-19 loss support.

0300 2004112 or email info@thelossfoundation.org

www.thelossfoundation.org

 

Way Up

Online self-help group providing mutual emotional and practical advice and support to those who have been widowed primarily but not exclusively in their 50s and 60s.

www.way-up.co.uk/

 

Widowed and young

Peer-to-peer support network for anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation. Provides online forums and events. There is a £25 cost per year to join.

Email enquiries@widowedandyoung.org.uk

www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/contact-us/

 

Sue Ryder

National charity who provide palliative, neurological and bereavement support 

www.community.sueryder.org

 

Thorpe Hall Sue Ryder

Offering one to one and group counselling and support.

01733 225 900 or email thorpehall@sueryder.org

www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/sue-ryder-thorpe-hall-hospice

 

SSAFA

Bereavement support for the military, providing helpline and group support.

0800 731 4880

www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline

Grief Chat

Offers online support for bereaved people between Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm.

www.griefchat.co.uk/

 

At A Loss

National charity providing a one-stop bereavement support and signposting website. Aims to ensure that every bereaved person in the UK can find bereavement support when they need it.

www.ataloss.org

 

The Good Grief Trust

Charity providing reassurance and support to the bereaved. Run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

Email hello@thegoodgrieftrust.org

www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

LOROS bereavement and counselling service

Offering one to one and group counselling and support.

0116 231 3771

www.loros.co.uk/media/leaflets/35347_LOROS_-_Counselling_leaflet..pdf

Farming Community Network

Support for the farming community. The helpline takes calls on any issue, including bereavement and grief. Volunteers have farming backgrounds and offer face to face practical and pastoral support. 

03000 111999

www.fcn.org.uk

Sudden Death

UK charity supporting people bereaved and carers after a sudden death.

0800 1216510

www.suddendeath.org

 

Children

SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity

The national helpline provides a safe, confidential place for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby.

0808 164 3332 or email helpline@sands.org.uk

www.sands.org.uk/

 

The Lullaby Trust

Offers confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

0808 802 6868 or email support@lullabytrust.org.uk

www.lullabytrust.org.uk

 

Child Bereavement UK

Support, information and guidance for children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or a child dies.

0800 0288840

www.childbereavementuk.org/

 

Childhood Bereavement Network

Support for professionals working with bereaved children and young people. There is a searchable directory of local childhood bereavement services and other helpful information

www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

 

Winston’s Wish

Helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling. Face to face support, helpline and online chat.

08088 020 021 or email info@winstonswish.org.uk

www.winstonswish.org/

 

Support after a violent death

 

Brake

Support for road crash victims, provides a helpline and access to 1:1 support.

0808 800401 or email helpline@brake.org.uk 

www.brake.org.uk

If U Care, Share Foundation

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.

0191 387 5661

www.ifucareshare.co.uk

 

SOBS: Survivors of the Bereavement by Suicide 

Offers support via helpline and local support groups for people who are bereaved following a suicide.

0300 111 5065 or email support@uksobs.org

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

 

Support After Suicide

Support for people bereaved by suicide and information about relevant resources. 

www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

SAMM (Support after Murder or Manslaughter) 

Supports families bereaved by murder and manslaughter. 

0121 472 2912 or email info@samm.org.uk / samm.national@gmail.com

www.samm.org.uk

Bereavement Support for the Military

Provides helpline and group support

0800 731 4880

www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline