When someone close to you dies it can be a very distressing time and you may find it helpful to get advice and support to help you deal with your loss. Registration services can assist with changes in life events, please see our Advisory Service webpage for more information.
If you seek practical help and advice about what to do next you may want to approach your solicitor, a trusted religious counsellor, your family doctor or the funeral directors involved. If the person died in a hospital, staff there may be able to give you practical advice about what to expect.
If you need emotional support and comfort there are a number of sympathetic specialist organisations you can contact who will be able to help, some of which are listed below.
Cruse Bereavement Care provides support following bereavement and focuses on helping you to understand your grief and cope with your loss.
Age UK can offer practical advice following a death such as registering a death, arranging a funeral and sorting out financial matters.
The Samaritans offer confidential, non-judgemental support 24 hours a day. In particular, they can support people who are experiencing severe distress and despair and who may be so desperate as to consider suicide.
Please find links to the above in our useful websites section on the right-hand side of this page.
Last updated: 5th January 2012