For many people, seeking support from those with experience in understanding the emotional impact of loss can bring reassurance, as well as help them to feel less alone during this difficult time. Listed below are organisations that offer free, professional and peer support options to connect with at any point following a bereavement.
Death Positive Libraries in Hampshire aim to remove barriers to talking about death and dying. They offer helpful books for adults and children, and some venues run free, monthly ‘Living with Loss’ sessions. Find out more at your local library or search online at hants.gov.uk/death-positive
Cruse provides free bereavement support, no matter how long you have been grieving.
Call your local branch on:
01256 862264 (North Hampshire) or 0300 7904055 (South Hampshire).
They offer a range of locally tailored support, including group and one-to-one sessions. Discover more about
understanding and managing grief, as well as supporting other people at cruse.org.uk
Bereavement Care offers free support to anyone struggling with loss. They offer one-to-one support, wellbeing or
friendship groups. Call 08081 691 922 or visit bereavementcare.uk
Connect to Support Hampshire lists other local bereavement support services on the website community directory.
Mental Wellbeing Hampshire provides a range of useful mental health and wellbeing information and support at
Sue Ryder offers a range of free online bereavement support that can help you learn to live with your grief. Connect
with the right support for you – from information and resources, qualified counsellors, or a community of others
with similar experiences. Search online for “Sue Ryder online bereavement support”
The Good Grief Trust provides telephone support numbers for a range of bereavement services, and offers information on coping with loss, including videos. Visit thegoodgrieftrust.org
For children and young people
Simon Says supports young people in Hampshire up to age 18 who have a significant person in their life who has died
or is dying.
Call 02380 647550 or visit simonsays.org.uk
For bereavement by suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) offers peer-led support to adults impacted by suicide loss. Call the
Winchester group on 07763 644 310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more at uksobs.org
Amparo is a free and confidential service offering support to anyone in Hampshire affected by suicide, including children and young people. Call 0330 088 9255 or visit amparo.org.uk