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C.A.L.L. Helpline (Wales)

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For vulnerable women impacted by State Pension Age deferral contact #Backto60
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National Debt line Telephone: 0808 808 4000

Age UK advice line 0800 055 6112.

Alcoholics anonymous 0800 9177 650

The BEAD Project provides information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use.

Brake is a road safety charity that runs a helpline for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash. They also runs free courses to train people to educate young drivers about the consequences of dangerous driving behaviours.

Child Bereavement UK provides support to families and professionals when a child dies or when a child is bereaved of someone important in their lives. Services offered include a Support and Information Line, Buckinghamshire-based Family Bereavement Support Service, interactive website with a Families and Professionals Forum, resources and Professionals Training Programme.

Child Death Helpline A telephone helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child, from pre-birth to the death of an adult child, however long ago, and whatever the circumstances. It is staffed by experienced and trained bereaved parent volunteers.

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.

The Coroners Courts Support Service gives emotional & practical support to families & witnesses attending Inquests at specific Coroner’s Court locations, detailed on their website.

Cruse Bereavement Care is the largest bereavement support organisation for both adults and children in the UK. Provides one-to-one support to anyone who has suffered bereavement, together with a telephone helpline. Their website gives further information and contact details for local branches.

CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young supports those bereaved through young sudden cardiac death (also known as SADS, SDS); and has a Surgery Supporters Network for young people (aged 14-35) diagnosed with a cardiac condition. CRY promotes heart screening and ECG testing programmes, and funds the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.

DrugFam supports families affected by a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol, working with individual family members and carers rather than the user. They offer telephone support, befriending, counselling, local support groups in Buckinghamshire and bereavement support

Grief Encounter supports bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close.  The website contains helpful support pages for families, young people, professionals and schools.

Grief Talk is a free helpline from Grief Encounter providing instant, confidential advice and support for bereaved children, young people and adults – available on the phone, via online chat and email.

Inquest provides help and advice for those facing an inquest. Bereaved people can obtain a free information pack, including the Inquest Handbook.

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Miscarriage Association provides information and support for those who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

Paul’s Fund and Paul’s Place Grants to young adults aged approximately 18 to 30 who are facing bereavement, diagnosis of a life threatening or terminal illness, or have a significant long term caring role for a family member. Covers accommodation costs of holiday break at Paul’s Place, a B&B with self-catering facility.

SADS UK Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome is a national cardiac charity providing support to families and individuals affected by a sudden unexpected death. Qualified counsellors and support contacts offer assistance after the death of a child or young spouse. Retreats for the bereaved. Also supports those diagnosed with cardiac conditions and donates cardiac equipment to medical establishments.

SAMM Support after Murder and Manslaughter support those who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through a telephone helpline, information and other activities, including local groups.

Sands Still and Neonatal Death Charity offer support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

Saying Goodbye provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. It also organises remembrance services in Cathedrals for those who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

See You Soon is a book, which explores, from a personal perspective, issues around bereavement, drugs in the family, and hope.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide provide help and support to those bereaved by the suicide of a relative or close friend. They provide information, a helpline and other activities, including local groups and events throughout the UK.

The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards

Together for Short Lives provides support for families where children have life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.  They also offer a helpline and advocacy service.

WAY Widowed and Young is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.

Winston’s Wish support bereaved children and young people up to the age of 18 through a whole range of activities, including a helpline, group work, residential events and resources.

2 Wish Upon a Star is a Welsh charity providing bereavement support for families who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child or young adult aged 25 years and under.

Specialist Support from Care for the Family:

Bereaved Parent Support provides support for any parent whose son or daughter has died at any age, in any circumstances, and at any stage in their journey of grieving.  We provide a telephone befriending service (for those who have lost a child aged 35 or under), day and weekend support events, a regular email support newsletter, a Facebook page, personal stories and helpful articles, and short support films in the Bereavement Playlist on Care for the Family’s YouTube channel.  We also run ‘Brothers and Sisters: life after loss’ events and a closed Facebook group to support bereaved adult siblings.

Widowed Young Support provides support for anyone whose partner has died early in life (up to age 50, or older if there are dependent children).  We provide a telephone befriending service, day and weekend support events, a regular email support newsletter, a Facebook page, personal stories and helpful articles, and short support films in the Bereavement Playlist on Care for the Family’s YouTube channel.

For emotional support, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Alternatively, you can email Women’s Aid on For free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse, you can call Solace on 0808 802 5565 or email

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