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Bereavement support

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult and painful experience. Seeking the right kind of support can help ease the process.

Need support?

The sudden death of a loved one in an accident can make the grieving process more complicated and leave you feeling isolated. It is important you have someone you feel comfortable talking to. If you don’t have a close friend or family member, or you need additional support, there are dedicated professionals who are here to help.

Brake, the Road Safety Charity

Brake, the road safety charity, has a free and confidential national road victim service. The service offers tailored help to your set of circumstances and understands they are uniquely painful and challenging.

They promise to listen, work to meet your needs and help keep you safe and supported. Their aim is to help you to feel able to cope, emotionally and practically, and adjust to your new reality. They are there to help for as long as necessary. To speak to a case worker call 0808 8000 401 or contact [email protected]

Cruse bereavement support care

Cruse Bereavement Support Care is a charity dedicated to offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They understand grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating so they are here to support you.

Their website is packed with resources and information to help you through the grieving process or alternatively you can give them a call on 0808 808 1677 or use the live chat service through their website.


If you are in need of immediate emotional support, the Samaritans are available 24/7 through a free phone line. They also have an email service. To speak to someone about your loss, call 116 123 or contact [email protected].


We are proud to work with the bereavement charity Sudden, whose vision is to offer bereaved people help at a time of darkness. They are here to help when someone has died suddenly or too soon in life and are available from day one onwards. You will be provided with a named case worker who will help support you with a warm, listening ear, give you practical advice and organise the help you need, including emotional, practical and psychological support. To contact the team at Sudden, call 0800 2600 400.