If you feel it would help to talk to someone who is trained to help you through these difficult times, we have listed a number of organisations below who can help you. Many of these organisations focus on specific areas and as such will have people for you to talk to who have experienced similar events in their life.
Bereavement Trust Helpline
0800 435 455
All round support for anyone who has been bereaved.
Child Bereavement Charity
0800 02 888 40
Suport for families when a child of any age dies or when a child is facing bereavement
Bereavement Support Payments
Bereavement support payment is money you can get if your husband, wife or civil partner dies.
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677
Somewhere to turn when someone dies. They offer support to children, young people and adults dealing with bereavement and have a range of grief resources to support you.
Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS)
0300 111 5065
Aims to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative.
0300 123 1801
If someone close to you has died from cancer, Maggie's can help to support your through their bereavement support groups - where you can speak to others going through a similar experience & find advice and strategies for coping.
01698 324 502
They provide a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement & traumatic loss through murder or suicide can receive support, one-to-one counselling & holistic therapies.
The Lullaby Trust
0808 802 6868
They offer a confidential bereavement support service to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs
08080 101 011
A bereavement service for anyone who has lost a loved one where drugs or alcohol may have been a reason for their death.
Grief Encounter Project
020 8371 8455
Workshops, one-to-one counselling, telephone support and resources for bereaved children, young people and their families.
WAY - Widowed and Young
National charity for men and women aged 50 or under where their partner has died. Peer-to-peer support groups run by a network of volunteers who have also been bereaved at a young age.
People often find it very difficult to see a brighter future when they have lost someone very close to them. This is understandable and can take a long time to get back on your feet.
If you are in the acute stages of grief after a death (especially a spouse or child), a bereavement counsellor or group is often the best next step. It's space and time to allow yourself a chance to deal with your shock and get coping mechanisms to help you through each day.
When you are ready to think about the future, how that will look and what is next for you in life, I can help you take those first important steps. I will provide a safe and comfortable space where we can work together to help you understand your emotions and learn to use them in a positive way to pave the way to a brighter and more fulfilling life ahead.
As a qualified and experience Life Coach, I have helped many people - just like you, who have gone from feeling lost and afraid of the future to knowing that it can still be bright and full of wonderful opportunity.
I would love to help you take that brave step towards a new and different future. For an initial chat, call me on 01382 738917 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can talk through things and see whether Life Coaching is a good fit for you and if it is going to be the right approach for you to move forward with your life.