Support/Advice

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Childhood Bereavement Charities

Child Bereavement Charity

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. The Child Bereavement Charity believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

www.childbereavement.org.uk

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/military.html

Winston’s Wish

The UK’s leading childhood bereavement charity.

www.winstonswish.org.uk

Information and Advice

Childhood Bereavement Network

If you are looking for support for a child or young person who has been
bereaved, try searching their online Directory of local and national ‘open access’
services.

www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

Royal British Legion Independent Inquest Advice Service

RBL Independent Inquest Advice service provides the families of those who’ve
died in Service – including Reservists on active Service – with free, independent and
expert legal advice and assistance.

www.britishlegion.org.uk

Royal British Legion Benefits and Money Advice Service

If you’re having trouble paying the bills, or you think you could be entitled to
benefits that you’re not yet receiving, the RBL might be able to help. You’ll get
discreet, impartial and non-judgemental advice about how to maximise your
income by claiming the benefits and tax credits you’re entitled to and managing
your debts – all completely confidential and free of charge.

www.britishlegion.org.uk

Support Groups

SSAFA Bereaved Families Support Group

The group is opened to families who have lost loved ones in Combat and non-
combat situations. The group is open to parents, partners, siblings, grandparents
and anyone else who is considered part of the family unit and feels they will
benefit.

www.ssafasupportgroups.org.uk

SSAFA Bereaved Siblings Support Group

The Bereaved Siblings support group was set up by a group of bereaved families
who had lost loved ones serving in the Armed Forces. It reconises that the
death of a family member changes everything. We all cope with loss in our own
way, but sometimes it helps to share your feelings with someone who has been
through a similar experience. The group is opened to siblings who have lost loved
ones in Combat and non-combat situations. SSAFA-FH recognizes that it is the
loss of a loved one that binds people together.

www.ssafasupportgroups.org.uk

Online Forums & Support Groups

Bereavement UK online Forum/Support Group

www.bereavementuk.co.uk/forum/

Gingerbread

Advice and Support for Single Parents.

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Online forums & resources for Young People

Various from Winston’s Wish

Write your feelings/thoughts on a virtual graffiti wall/post your memories on a
virtual planet in the sky/message other bereaved young people on their forums –
just a few of the things you can do on this website.

www.winstonswish.org.uk/foryoungpeople

RD4U – Cruse Bereavement Care

RD4U means the ‘road for you’. Everyone reacts differently to a death and there
is no-one there to tell you how you should be acting or feeling. If someone you
know has died you could use the site to find out how others in your situation
have coped – read their experiences in the personal section, share your thoughts
and feelings on the message board, offer advice to others and look at ideas for
coping. The main aim of the site is to let you find your own ‘road’ to dealing with
your loss. There is also a fun zone if you want to take a break from all of this.

www.rd4u.org.uk