Bereavement and Suicide Helplines
The organisations listed below provide support and information on a range of topics related to bereavement and suicide. This section contains helplines in the categories listed. You can jump to a specific topic or scroll through the options. If your topic isn't listed or you want further support, you may wish to contact a Universal Helpline.
The organisations listed below are given in no order of preference; feel free to contact whichever service you would like or none at all. Please note that some of these services are advisory and are marked as such.
Bereavement - General
(See also Universal Helplines)
Cruse Bereavement CareCBC is a listening service that offers emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. It can also recommend other useful sources of information such as support groups or financial advisors.
Opening Times Monday and Friday, 9:30am-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am-8pm Contact 0844 477 9400
Natural Death Centre CharityThe Natural Death Centre provides help, support, advice and guidance for planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you.
Opening Times Contact 01962 712 690
Bereavement - Child
(See also Abortion, Miscarriage, Universal Helplines)
Child Death HelplineThe Child Death Helpline is a listening service that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child (including parents with adult children), however recent or long ago. Volunteers have also lost a child, and will provide support not only at times of crisis but also for the on-going needs over a caller's lifetime.
Opening Times Monday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-1pm, 7pm-10pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm, 7pm-10pm Contact 0800 282 986 (landline) or 0808 800 6019 (mobile)
Compassionate FriendsCompassionate Friends offers support and information for bereaved parents and their families. All volunteers are bereaved parents.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, 7pm-10pm Contact 0845 123 2304
Acorn Centre AdvisoryThe Acorn Centre is a Christian run organisation that offers counselling and support for people in a pregnancy-related crisis, including post natal depression, bereavement following pregnancy, and post-natal depression. They provide advice and information on issues such as options when unexpectedly pregnant and post-abortion counselling.
Opening Times Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-2pm Contact 024 7638 1878
Bereavement - Pet
Blue Cross Pet BereavementBlue Cross Pet Bereavement offers emotional support and information for pet owners who may be experiencing the loss of a pet.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 8:30am-8:30pm Contact 0800 096 6606
(See also Universal Helplines)
Road PeaceRoad Peace offers emotional and practical support to road crash victims including those bereaved or injured. They also provide clarification and guidance through legal processes, and can offer ideas for day-to-day coping strategies.
Opening Times Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Contact 0845 4500 355
Bereavement - Suicide (Bereavement By)
Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS)SOBS provides an opportunity for callers to talk confidentially with someone who has been bereaved by suicide.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm Contact 0300 111 5056
CalmCalm offers support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down, in crisis or are suicidal.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 5pm-midnight Contact 0800 58 58 58
SamaritansSamaritans offer confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. The helpline is for any problem and callers do not have to be suicidal.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 24hrs Contact 116 123
Papyrus (Hopeline UK) AdvisoryPapyrus' Hopeline offers non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to anyone under 35 years struggling to deal with suicidal thoughts, or anyone who is concerned about a young person.
Opening Times Monday-Friday, 10am-10pm Sat and Sun, 2pm-5pm Contact 0800 068 4141
Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team - Warwick/LeamingtonCrisis teams accept referrals from people experiencing psychiatric crisis, eating disorder, dementia, autism or learning disabilities. They provide multidisciplinary assessment and if appropriate, offer home treatment as an alternative to hospital admission.
Opening Times Monday-Sunday, 24hrs Contact 01926 450 660
Yew Tree House, 87 Radford Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 1JQ
Coventry Adult Single Point of Entry TeamSingle Point of Entry provides access to all Adult Secondary Care Mental Health Services (including Crisis Team and the Eating Disorder Service). Crisis teams accept referrals from people experiencing psychiatric crisis, eating disorder, dementia, autism or learning disabilities. This service will take referrals for students experiencing mental health difficulties who are living on campus or in Coventry.
Opening Times Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Calls outside this time will be transferred to the Crisis Team, Monday-Sunday, 24hrs Contact 0300 200 0011
Adult Single Point of Entry, c/o Secondary Care Mental Health Central Booking Service, The Paybody Building, City of Coventry Health Centre, CV1 4FS