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Here are some places to find support and information if you are if you have lost a loved one. There is no wrong or right way to grieve and people can have many different sorts of feelings and reactions. It can be helpful to find people and places that can support you emotionally with your grief, as well as help you deal with the practicalities. Many Local Authorities and Boroughs have a Bereavement Counselling Service that can be accessed locally, your library should have the details. Here are some other useful helplines and websites:

Cruse Bereavement Care: They 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 organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services. There are groups across the country.

Day by Day Helpline 0844 477 9400 or email:

Cruse Scotland: Helpline 0845 600 2227

Hope Again: This is the Cruse Bereavement care website that supports young people, offering a place to share feelings of loss and grief. Helpline 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm)

Child Bereavement Trust: They provide specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.

Bereavement Advice Centre: Offers advice on the practicalities of dealing with a death. Helpline 0800 634 9494

The British Heart Foundation
: They have a booklet 'Losing Someone to Heart Disease' that you can download from their website or order over the telephone that looks at how grief might affect you. Helpline 0300 330 3311

The Rosie Crane Trust: supports parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age. They also have a 24hr Listening Ear Helpline 01460 55120

LGBT Switchboard: provide a listening ear and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Helpline 0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)

 Please contact Anne Crump at The Somerville Foundation if you have been bereaved and would like to talk or find out what other support might be available.

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