We know that it is a very distressing time when someone close to you has died. The emotions that you're feeling can be very strong and last longer than you think they would.

People around you may seem to think you should be ‘back to normal’ after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside, you’re not even sure what normal is anymore.

Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died.

We know that no-one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. It’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement of your life.

Bereavement support services

Cruse offer bereavement support across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Loss Foundation is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer

Winston’s Wish is the UK’s childhood bereavement charity. Offering support to children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.

Grief chat

Grief Chat

GriefChat is a free bereavement chat service that provides emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral into other specialist bereavement services.’

It is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm or by email out of these hours.

GriefChat was created by bereavement experts and by clicking on the GriefChat box below, you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor.

GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need.

Click here to join our Grief Chat


Tel: 01524 782910