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Bereavement - information for adults

In this section of our site you will find information to help adults cope with the practical and emotional effects of bereavement.       

Please go to the children and bereavement page if you are looking for information to help children and young people who are bereaved. 

Click on the coloured text links below to visit websites with information that may be of help:     

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) Bereavement Services         

UHL information about bereavement.

Bereavement Support Group (Birstall)

Support group led by trained bereavement volunteers from LOROS.

The group meets every other Wednesday, 1pm – 3pm at Birstall Methodist Church. Call 0116 231 8410 to book.

Macmillan Cancer Support - coping with bereavement

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Also produces booklets on different types of cancer and on aspects of living with cancer. 

Freephone helpline – 0808 808 00 00

The Bereavement Register

The aim of this organisation is to reduce the amount of direct mail sent to those who have died.        

Age UK

Click on the link to see Age UK's booklet on bereavement.                      

Cruse Bereavement Care

This organisation exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.  The following leaflet is produced by Cruse.               

Cruse has a national telephone helpline: 0808 808 1677                                                                            

Department for Work and Pensions - what to do when someone dies           

Marie Curie

Click on the link below for information about bereavement counselling:                     

  • Bereavement 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Has a website section about bereavement.                                                                                 

Support and counselling

For information about support and counselling services for bereaved adults please click on the link above.                  

This page last reviewed 30/11/2022