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Get help coping with your bereavement

Coping with Bereavement

The following links have been chosen to provide assistance and advice for those coping with bereavement:

Support and Counselling

Cruse Bereavement Care - Cruse offers support to all bereaved people by providing counselling, advice and information on practical problems.

The Compassionate Friends - a nationwide self-help organisation offering friendship and support to bereaved parents and their families.  A befriending, and not a counselling, organisation.

The Samaritans - a telephone helpline for people feeling suicidal or in dispair, and run by volunteers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The National Association of Widows - national self help organisation that offers comfort, friendship, and a listening ear as long as is needed.

The War Widows' Association of Great Britain - the WWA exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.

Terrence Higgins Trust - The Trust's purpose is to inform, help and advise on AIDS and HIV.  It offers counselling and support groups to all those who have lost friends, partners or relatives through AIDS.

Practical Advice

General

Adviceguide - up-to-date, independent advice, around the clock from Citizens Advice

Funerals

UK Funerals on-line - funeral information site for the UK

Office of Fair Trading - Funerals - consumer guide to funerals

National Association of Funeral Directors - the UK's longest established funeral Trade Association

The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors - trade association whose members are all independent funeral directors

Funeral Standards Council - professional association set up to ensure that funeral directors and those who work with them, such as crematoria companies, florists, memorial masons etc, practice the highest standards across the profession.

Financial Matters

Financial Services Authority - help with financial matters

Department of Work and Pensions - benefits, certificates and forms

Organ Donation

NHS UK Transplant - information on organ donation

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