Inquests (in England and Wales) (Article)
Although directed towards parents, these FAQs are useful for anybody facing an inquest in England and Wales.
United Kingdom 24 hour helpline offering confidential support and a listening ear when you need them most. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call free from any UK phone: 116 123.
National organisation that runs a free helpline and can provide face-to-face counselling support. UK freephone: 0808 808 1677.
The Dove Service offers counselling and support to all those affected by bereavement, life-changing illness and significant loss. Based in Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 683155
FOR BEREAVED PARENTS
Support for families after a child (of any age) dies. This is well-established international network that hosts websites, internet forums, support groups and helplines.
Helpline in the UK, always answered by a bereaved parent: 0845 123 2304 (daily 10:00-16:00 and 19:00-22:00)
Page with links to chapters in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Philippines, South Africa and Switzerland:
For anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Freephone in the UK: 0800 282 986 Freephone from UK mobile: 0808 800 6019
Helpline: 0300 012 4929
For men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died
Way Up is an active self help group aimed at providing mutual support to those widowed age 50 and over.
ORGANISATIONS THAT CAN HELP AFTER DEATHS IN PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES
(These are all UK based)
This is a self-help organisation that aims to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. The website contains helpful resources.
Helpline in the UK: 0844 561 6855 (9 am – 9 pm daily)
Page with links for support in the USA and Australia: http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk/useful_websites.htm