This chapter gives details of bereavement services and support groups for people that have been bereaved through a variety of different circumstances. For details of counselling services please refer to the Counselling section of this guide.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0808 808 1677
Address: (Administration only) Cruse Bereavement Care, PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1RG
Comment: The leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS)

Website – national organisation:
Web link – Stockport group:
Comment: An organisation supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide, providing a telephone helpline and local support groups.

SANDS (Still Birth & Neonatal Death Society) – Stockport Branch

Address: 158 Petersburg Road, Stockport, SK3 9RB
Phone: 0161 480 9265 Stockport branch, 0207 436 5881 National Helpline (Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Contact Name: Ann Kay
Office Hours: Stockport: Answerphone is in the day. Calls will be returned in the evening. Helpline Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Comment: Group meetings to offer mutual support and understanding to people affected by still births and neonatal bereavement. Newsletter and leaflets published by Head Office.

Compassionate Friends

Address: Kilburn Grange, Priory Park Road, London, NW6 7UJ
Phone: Helpline 03451 232 304   General Enquiries 0345 1203785
Phone Hours: Helpline open daily, 10.00am -4.00pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Comment: An international organisation of bereaved parents offering friendship and understanding to other bereaved parents. Contact is maintained by telephone calls, letters and personal visits.The Helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen when you need someone to talk to. They can also put you in touch with your nearest local contact.