Bereavement support

We understand how difficult and distressing it is to experience the death of someone close to you.

This information explains what happens next and provides some links to national services who offer support which may be helpful to you at this time.

Our leaflet includes information about how to comment on the care your loved one received and what happens if a death is looked into by a coroner. It also provides details of the processes involved if you have any significant concerns about the care we provided and gives you practical advice, support and information.

The Gov.UK website also provides practical information on what to do following a death.

Help and support

  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Offers free confidential support for adults and children when someone dies. Contact via (external link) or call 0808 808 1677.
  • Sands: Supports those affected by the death of a baby before, during and shortly after birth, providing a bereavement support helpline, a network of support groups, an online forum and message board. Contact via (external link), email or call 0808 164 3332.
  • Support after Suicide Partnership: Provides helpful resources for those bereaved by suicide and signposting to local support groups and organisations. Contact via (external link)
  • Papyrus: Provides helpful information and detail of support after suicide: (external link) telephone 01925 572 444 or email
  • Compassionate Friends: Provides support for all families bereaved after the death of a child or children: (external link) 0845 123 2304, open 10am to 4pm, 7pm to 10pm daily.
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