for better mental health

Bereavement

Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

At a Loss

ataloss.org
The UK's signposting website for the bereaved. They can help you find bereavement services and counselling. They also have resources on coronavirus pandemic bereavement.

Bereaved Through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

beadproject.org.uk
Information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

Blue Cross

bluecross.org.uk
Animal charity that helps sick, injured and homeless pets.

Child Bereavement UK

0800 028 8840
childbereavementuk.org
Support when a baby or child of any age is dying, or a child is facing bereavement.

The Compassionate Friends

0345 123 2304
tcf.org.uk
Provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child.

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677
cruse.org.uk
Information and support after a bereavement.

Dying Matters

dyingmatters.org
Coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, aiming to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

The Good Grief Trust

thegoodgrieftrust.org
Charity run by the bereaved, helping all those suffering grief in the UK. Can help you find reassurance, advice and support. They have a detailed page of coronavirus bereavement advice.

Mood Diaries

medhelp.org/land/mood-tracker
moodscope.com
moodchart.org
moodpanda.com
Some examples of mood diaries – many more are available. Mind doesn't endorse any particular one.

Moodjuice

moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
Online self-help guides on topics including depression, anxiety and stress.

Samaritans

116 123
samaritans.org
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
[email protected]
24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk.

Sands

0808 164 3332
sands.org.uk
Information and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Sudden

0800 121 6510
suddendeath.org
Support for people bereaved by sudden death. Includes information on losing someone to coronavirus.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

0300 111 5065
uk-sobs.org.uk
Emotional and practical support and local groups for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.

Widowed and Young (WAY)

widowedandyoung.org.uk
Offers a peer-to-peer support network to anyone who was aged 50 or under when their partner died.

This information was published in July 2019. We will revise it in 2022.

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