Bereavement support

The following agencies and services are available to people looking for support with bereavement.

Agencies and services available
At a loss (external link) Provides signposting websites to the bereaved.
Beyond (external link) Advice on bereavement support and what to do when someone dies.
Child Bereavement UK (external link) Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Childhood Bereavement Network (external link) The Hub for those supporting bereaved children.
Citizens Advice Bureau (external link) Provides general support with bereavement.
Compassionate Friends (external link) A nationwide charitable organisation of bereaved parents, offering support to other parents with children who have died at any age and from any cause. Support is extended to siblings and grandparents.
Greater Manchester Bereavement Service (external link) Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief. For more information please call 0161 983 0902 or email
Miscarriage Association (external link) Offers support and information on miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
National Bereavement Service (external link) Provides free Practical Advice and Emotional Support to families going through bereavement.
Once Upon A Smile (external link) Provides emotional and practical support to bereaved families.
Samaritans (external link) Provides 24-hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. 
Shining a Light on Suicide (external link) Support and resources if you are bereaved by suicide or concerned that someone you know may be thinking of suicide.
Sue Ryder Online Community (external link) The Sue Ryder Online Community is an online peer support forum where people affected by terminal illness or bereavement can exchange messages, share their feelings and support each other.
Wigan and Leigh Hospice (external link) Provides counselling and emotional support to patients and their families who are registered with the hospice.
Sands stillbirth and neonatal death charity (external link) Supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. 
Winston's Wish (external link) Winston's Wish is a charity for bereaved children and has drop-in services in Wigan and Leigh.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (external link) Self-help organisation who aim to provide a safe, confidential environment to support bereaved people share their experiences and feelings.

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