Bereavement support groups

Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is very difficult, even if the person had been ill for some time.

There are local and national organisations and groups that can offer help and advice, with an opportunity to speak to other people in your situation.

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

Service Description
Barnsley Bereavement Support Service Offers free and confidential 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 experiencing difficult feelings and emotions related to an illness or the death of someone close to them from a life limiting illness and under the care of Specialist Palliative Care Services. The Hospice also provide a safe and confidential 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 you.
Cruse Face-to-face and group support, delivered by 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 Supports for families with seriously ill children, or following the death of a baby or child. 
Sands Emotional support for parents, grandparents and siblings who have been affected by the death of a baby before, during, or shortly after birth. 
Gingerbread Information and advice about coping with the loss of a partner and practical support for you and your children. 
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 support on your computer, tablet or smartphone whether you’re looking for one-to-one professional support, to talk to others in similar situations, or to read expert information resources.