We welcome recommendations of support organisations which you have found helpful. Please email your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Bereavement Booklet booklet.
Local Support Organisations
The following local organisations may be able to offer support.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Address:The Bluecoat, Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HQ
Tel: 03444 772121
Citizens Advice Bureau
Address: 1 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8AA
Tel: 03444 772121
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
Cruse Bereavement Care – Wirral
Tel: 0151 645 6604
Cruse Bereavement Care – North Wales
Tel: 0844 5617856
Cruse Bereavement Care offers counselling, support and advice.
Macmillan Direct Volunteering Service
Tel: 07455 758717
Service offering practical and emotional support to anybody in Chester, Ellesmere Port and the surrounding area adjusting to the loss of a loved one, regardless of place or cause of death.
Macmillan Support & Information Manager
Address: Countess of Chester Hospital, Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 1UL
Tel: 01244 364948
This service is to support patients or family members who are or have been affected by cancer.
Address: 36 Upper Northgate St, Chester, CH1 4EF
Tel: 01244 377999 (local charges apply) or 116 123 (free and anonymous)
The Samaritans offer 24-hour telephone emotional and practical support, and face-to-face befriending during the day at local branches.
Tel: Andrea Beck on 07974 176224
Chester-based friendship and social group for widows, widowers and people bereaved of their partner, however long ago.
Widows & Widowers of Cheshire
Chester-based group for people who have lost a partner. No restriction on membership location – if you are willing to travel, you are welcome. Not a support group or bereavement group as such, and definitely not a dating site, just a group of people getting on with life and having a lot of fun and laughter together.
Family & Child Bereavement
Cheshire-based organization supporting bereaved families.
The Sunstone Centre at Hope House Children’s Hospice
Tel: 0151 334 4626
Counselling services and support for local families bereaved of a child.
Tel: 0800 169 6565
Provides information and advice to people over 50 on a variety of topics.
Bereavement Advice Centre
Tel: 0800 634 9494
Offer practical information and advice on the issues and procedures facing us after a death.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: 0844 477 9400
Offers counselling, support and advice. A newsletter and extensive list of books and leaflets are published.
Lesbian & Gay Support
Charity offering advice and emotional support to people bereaved by the death of a same sex partner.
NHS Live Well
Web: NHS Coping with Bereavement
NHS page with information on bereavement.
Tel: 0845 4500 355
Practical and emotional support service to those bereaved and injured through road traffic accidents.
SAMM (Support After Murder & Manslaughter)
Tel: 0845 872 3440
Help through befriending for people who have suffered the loss of a child, relative or friend of any age as the result of murder or manslaughter. Contacts can be arranged through visits and letters or by telephone.
Tenovus Cancer Care
Tel: 0808 808 1010
Charity offering telephone support or online support plus monthly bereavement support group based in Wrexham
Terrence Higgins Trust
Tel: 0808 802 1221 (Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 8:00pm)
Practical and emotional support to anyone who has lost someone to HIV/AIDS
Widowed and Young
WAY is a peer-to-peer support group for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.
Family & Child Bereavement (National)
Care For The Family
Tel: 029 2081 0800
Organisation promoting family life, offers bereavement support to those widowed young and those bereaved of a child, as well as support and advice for those who are currently supporting a bereaved person.
Child Bereavement Charity
Tel: 0800 028 8840 (free from landlines)
Offering support to those who have been bereaved of a child, or to children facing bereavement.
Child Death Helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986
Helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child, in any circumstances, no matter how recently.
Childhood Bereavement Network
Tel: 0207 843 6309
Online directory of open access services for bereaved children.
Tel: 0800 1111
Confidential help and support for children and young people.
Tel: 0808 808 1677 (freephone)
Cruse’s website for children and young people.
Charity in the process of developing a retreat for bereaved families. Other breaks are available through partner organisations while the retreat is being completed.
SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity)
Tel: 020 7436 5881
Organisation supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, either before, during or shortly after birth. Includes sections for fathers and those long-ago bereaved.
The Compassionate Friends
Tel: 0345 123 2304
Organisation of bereaved parents offering support and understanding after the death or a child of any age.
The Lullaby Trust
Tel: 0808 802 6868 (Mon-Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sat/Sun/Bank Hols 6:00pm – 10:00pm)
Specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.
Tel: 0845 2030405
Practical support and guidance to families and anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Tel: 0808 80 10 388
Charity offering information and support about Meningitis.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Support
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Tel: 03457 626262
Organisation supporting those affected by MND.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Tel: 0800 585858
Organisation dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Tel: 0800 068 4141
Charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
Tel: 0300 111 5065
Exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.