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External Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support

Offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

​Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. They have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free but you are asked to give a donation at the end of your counselling.

 

​Available from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 12.30 pm

Phone: 01242 252518

A telephone answering service runs when the office is closed: please leave a message

Email: gloucestershire@cruse.org.uk

Main website:

https://www.cruse.org.uk/Gloucestershire-area

 

Gloucestershire Website: 

https://gloucestershirecruse.org.uk/

 

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Website: https://www.tcf.org.uk/content/contact/
Email: info@tcf.org.uk
Office telephone no: 0345 120 3785 (9.30 – 4.30 Mon to Fri)

Please contact Marie Best at mariebest76@gmail.com if you would like more information

about the monthly meetings or to join the Facebook group.


TCF’s Online Community Forum has a special ‘Bereaved by Suicide’ section.

Please email webadmin@tcf.org.uk if you would like to be part of this.

 

Care For The Family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/

 

 

Widowed And Young

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

 

Children’s Support

 

Winstons Wish

provide specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings to children that have lost a parent or a sibling.

17 Royal Crescent
Cheltenham, UK
GL50 3DA
FREEPHONE HELPLINE
08088 020 021


Enquiries
01242 515157
Email: info@winstonswish.org.uk

www.winstonswish.org

 

SOBS

This is a group of individuals that have also lost loved ones to suicide. They meet once a month as a support group in Gloucester.
 

Contact: 0300 111 5065 (national, 9am to 9pm every day) or 01452 371945 (local)

Website: www.uksobs.org

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