Bereavement support groups

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is very difficult.

Local and national organisations and groups can offer help and advice. They can also give you a chance to speak to other people in the same situation as you.

We've listed some support charities on this webpage. For details of more groups that offer support to bereaved families you can visit the Charity Choice website. 

Service Description
Barnsley Bereavement Support Service Offers free and private support to people to help come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Call (01226) 200565.
Barnsley Hospice  Counselling service that provides support to patients and/or their families who are having difficult feelings and emotions. These might be related to an illness or the death of someone close to them. The hospice also provide a safe and private space for one to one counselling and support for adults, children and young people.
Marie Curie A range of online resources. To help people cope emotionally, as well as handle the practical side of losing someone close to them.
Cruse In person group support from trained counsellors across the UK, for families and for children.  
The Samaritans Support for people who are bereaved or affected by suicide.
Child Bereavement UK Support for families with seriously ill children, or after the death of a baby or child. 
Sands Emotional support for people who've been affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth. 
Royal Voluntary Service A charity supporting older people, with an online guide to coping with the loss of a partner or other relative.  
Young SIBS For brothers and sisters of disabled children.
Sue Ryder Offers free online support. Whether you’re looking for one-to-one support, to talk to others who're going through similar, or to read expert resources.
Compass Be - Barnsley CYP Bereavement Service The Barnsley Mental Health Support Team offer a bereavement counselling service. The service is for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years and their families who are grieving for a family member or friend. They also support parents/carers who are bereaved by the loss of a child.
Hammerton's Funeral Directors Bereavement Cafe The Bereavement Cafe offers the chance to meet with others who understand the experience with loss. This is a space to talk about the pain of bereavement and find support when you need it most. The cafe runs every third Thursday of the month from 3.30pm to 5pm at Hammerton's catering suite, 217a Wakefield Road, Barnsley, S71 1NT. For more details call (01226) 283753.