Recently bereaved


Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel.

Below are some ways to look after your wellbeing. You can also visit the 5 ways to wellbeing page for further wellbeing tips.

NHS bereavement helpline 

You can call on 0800 2600 400 for guidance and support if someone you know has died.

It is open every day from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

The nurses on the helpline can give you advice, guidance and practical support during this difficult time.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse support bereaved adults. Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing, all Cruse services will be provided over:

Winston’s Wish

More children and young people will face bereavement through the effects of COVID-19. We know that in uncertain times like this, children and young people need reassurance and we know many grieving families will be looking for support. Winston's Wish support children, young people and their families, where the young person has lost a sibling or parent.

Our Freephone National Helpline, along with our ASK emailCrisis Messenger and online chat services remain available to support bereaved families and professionals caring for them.


TIC+ can provide bereavement support to 9-21 year olds.

  • Call: 01594 372777
  • Text: 07520 634063
  • Visit the TIC+ website


SOBS provide peer support to those aged 18+ bereaved by suicide.

Sunflowers Suicide Support

Visit the Sunflowers website for more information.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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