Counselling Directory


Fantastic website that allows you to look through various types of issues and find the help that you need that is in your area.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Bereavement Advice Centre

Website: www.bereavementadvice.org

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Website: www.bacp.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care
National charity offering counselling, support, help and advice to the bereaved. Has more than 6,000 trained counselors.
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Depression Alliance
A UK charity offering information to people with depression.
Website: http://www.depressionalliance.org/

RoadPeace
RoadPeace is the UK specialist charity supporting road traffic victims and their families. They provide practical and emotional support and information.
Web: http://www.roadpeace.org/

Samaritans

Confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.

Website: http://www.samaritans.org/

Support After Murder and Manslaughter
Offers support and information to anyone affected by murder of manslaughter.
Website: http://www.samm.org.uk/

Therapy Directory

Lists practitioners from all over the UK, enabling visitors to find a practitioner close to them and appropriate for their needs.

Website: http://www.therapy-directory.org.uk%c2%a0/


Terminal illness, hospices, palliative care


ACT
Represents the interests of families caring for children with life-threatening or terminal conditions.
Website: www.act.org.uk

Association of Children’s Hospices
Umbrella organisation supporting more than 35 voluntary sector organisations in Great Britain dedicated to the care of terminally ill children.
Website: www.childhospice.org.uk

Growth House
International gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end-of-life care.
Website: www.growthhouse.org

Help the Hospices
The national charity for the hospice movement that supports hospices with training, information and fundraising.
Website: www.helpthehospices.org.uk

Hospice Information
Publishes a directory of hospice and palliative care services.
Website: www.hospiceinformation.info

Supporting bereaved children and young people


Jigsaw4U
A wonderful charity who look after children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement.
Website: www.jigsaw4u.org.uk

The Child Bereavement Trust
Information for young people who’ve lost someone close to them.
Website: www.childbereavement.org.uk

Childhood Bereavement Network
National resource for bereaved children and young people, their parents and care givers.
Website: www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

ChildLine
Free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people who need to talk about any problems they may have.
Website: www.childline.org.uk

Grief Encounter
Provides free one-to-one counselling for bereaved children and teenagers, publishes books on grief and can help you find support local to you in the UK.
Website: www.griefencounter.org.uk

One Life: Bereavement
Radio 1 site for 16- to 25-year-olds.
Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife

Support for carers


Carers Line
Provides information on benefits and local supports, plus a carer’s pack.
Tel: 0808 808 7777 FREE (Wednesday and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm)

When a baby or child passes

The Child Bereavement Trust
Offers confidential telephone support and online forums, along with training for professionals working with grieving families and children.
Website: www.childbereavement.org.uk

The Child Death Helpline
Offers help and support to anyone affected by the death of a child. Staffed by parent volunteers who are supported by a professional team.
Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

The Compassionate Friends
Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.
Website: www.tcf.org.uk

The Cot Death Society
Help and support for anyone affected by cot death.
Tel: 01635 38137

SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
Self-help organisation that provides support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby has died at or soon after birth.
Website: www.uk-sands.org

Loss in pregnancy


Miscarriage Association
Provides support for those who have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy.
Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk