Bereavement advice

There is lots of information and support available to you during this difficult time and the links below are intended to highlight these services. 

Bereavement during the Coronavirus pandemic 

At A Loss 

At A Loss can provide information and advice which you might find helpful. This advice includes topics such as: 

  • What to do if you are bereaved during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • How to help someone who is bereaved during the Coronavirus pandemic 
  • Arranging a UK Funeral during the pandemic 
  • What you can do if you can't attend a funeral 
  • Holding your own memorial  
  • Helplines and useful contacts  

Laura Centre

Professional bereavement service that believes in providing a safe, friendly and inclusive environment with a mixture of qualified counsellors and trained visiting counsellors


Grief can affect people in many different ways and Cruse has articles on bereavement, grief and how to help others. There is further information about self -care and looking after yourself following a bereavement available on the Cruse website


There is support available to you and below is list of agencies who can help. 

Cruse offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies in the UK. 

Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day. 

An extensive list of bereavement support organisations is available from Care for the family 

If you know someone who has been bereaved 

If you know someone who has been bereaved, it can be difficult to know what to do or to say.  This film from At A Loss has some advice on how to support someone.

Marie Curie also offers some advice on what to say to someone who is grieving.