Helpful Organisations

Age UK

CALM (Campaign against living miserably)
A registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK

Child Bereavement Uk

Child Death Helpline

The Compassionate Friends
A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support of similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child(ren) of any age and from any cause.
Local groups include: "Our Grieving Hearts" for bereaved parents.

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Hope Again, young people living after loss
The youth website of CRUSE Bereavement Care

Grief Encounter, Helping Bereaved Children

Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Services (HBBS)
A registered bereavement service to adults and children as well as counselling for dementia carers.

Helping Overcome People’s Emotions in Grief. A unique six week support programme to help the bereaved, which is free to all.

The Hospice Biographers
A charity that offers terminally ill patients the opportunity to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their relief and pleasure and for their families and generations to come.

The Loss Foundation
A charity dedicated to offering support to those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

The Lullaby Trust
Supports bereaved families and raises awareness on sudden infant death.

Merry Widow

The Miscarriage Association

Orange Line
A service of St Francis Hospice, Orange Line is a helpline for local people of all ages who may be bereaved, feeling isolated or lonely.

A national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Road Peace
Offering support for road crash victims and their families.

The Samaritans (Romford)
Tel: 01708 740000

SAMM Support after Murder and Manslaughter

SOBBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Support and Care After Road Death and Injury

The WAY (Widowed and Young) Foundation

A self-help group for men and women in their 50’s and 60’s who have been bereaved.

Winston’s Wish
Offering practical support and guidance to bereaved children and their families.

Dealing with the Estate

Coping with the death of someone close to you can be traumatic, and dealing with their estate - money, property and possessions left, may seem a very daunting task.
If you have been appointed the Executor of their Will or if there was no Will and you are the next of kin, depending on the size and complexity of the estate you may need to apply for A Grant of Representation.