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Welcome To Memorial Woodlands - Bereavement Resources

Bereavement Resources

Welcome to the memorial woodlands bereavement guide and support page. It is hoped that the information below will help answer practical and personal bereavement related questions.
We have collected links to local council and central government information sources covering most aspects of bereavement from a practical perspective, this is followed by a small section on 'Services at a Crematorium' which is an important notice that you may benefit from reading. Following this is a section on the grieving process and a section listing many helpful bereavement support organizations that will try to help you through this difficult time.

Links to information drawn from various web sites from around the country

Links, to help understand the grieving process

Places, to find help and support

    » Department of Health Bereavement useful links
    Useful links to websites offering national bereavement advice andsupport, some of which are run by charitable trusts
    » The Compassionate Friends
    An organisation offering support and friendship to bereaved parents and their families: 53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN
    Email: info@tcf.org.uk
    Helpline: 0117 953 0630 (daily 9:30am to 10:10pm)
    » Cruse Bereavement Care
    Offers one-to-one bereavement counselling for any bereaved person, 14 yrs old or over, who needs support after a loss. Counselling normally takes place in the office in Denmark St., but home visits can usually be arranged if necessary. The service is free but we are grateful for donations as most of our funding is raised by ourselves in this way.
    Bristol & District Branch 30 Denmark Street, Bristol, BS1 5DQ
    Bristol Branch Tel: 0117 926 4045, Day by Day Helpline: 0870 167 1677
    » Cruse young persons helpline
    Bereavement support for young people aged 12 to 18, provided by trained volunteers aged under 25.
    Tel: 0808 808 1677 (9.30am-5.00pm Mondays to Fridays).
    Email: helpline@crusebereavementcare.org.uk
    » Childline
    Provides advice for children and young people on coping with their emotions during a bereavement. Helpline: 0800 11 11
    » Terrance Higgins Trust (West)
    Counselling for those who have died of HIV
    8010 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
    Tel: 0117 955 1000 or 0117 954 1200, Email: info@aled-richards-trust.org.uk
    » The Harbour
    Counselling for people with life threatening conditions such as cancer, HIV.
    30 Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
    Tel: 0117 925 9348
    » Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) A charity which offers help, support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death of an apparently fit and healthy young person Please call us at 01737 363 222 if you have suffered a loss and would like to talk.
    » St Peters Hospice
    The Brentry Building: 0117 915 9400
    The Knowle Building: 0117 915 9200
    » The Miscarriage Association
    c/o Clayton Hospital, Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3JS
    Helpline: 0192 420 0799 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm )
    » SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
    Support for parents and families whose baby is stillborn or dies soon after birth.
    28 Portland Place London W1N 4DE
    Email: mailto:support@uk-sands.org, Helpline: 020 7436 5881
    » Babyloss
    The Babyloss website provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards.
    PO Box 1168, Southampton, SO15 8XZ, UK
    Email: support@babyloss.com
    » Child Death Helpline
    Helpline for affected by a death of any age, however long ago.
    Tel: 0800 282986
    » RoadPeace
    Information and support, including legal advice, for relatives of people who have died in a road accident, or for those who have been injured.
    Tel: 0845 4500 355 (9.00am-9.00pm 7 days a week). Email: info@roadpeace.org
    » Survivors Of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
    A safe, confidential environment in which survivors of suicide bereavement may share and work through their pain.
    Helpline: 0870 241 3337, Email: sobs.admin@care4free.net
    » Twins And Multiple Births Association Bereavement Support Group (Tamba BSG)
    Befriending and support group for parents and families who have lost either one or both twins. Tel: 0800 138 0509 (Weekdays 7pm - 10pm, Weekends 10am-1pm and 7pm - 10pm). Email: enquiries@tamba.org.uk
    » Lesbian & Gay Bereavement
    Telephone support and listing service for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people. Tel: 0207 403 5969 (7pm - 10.30pm, Monday to Wednesday)