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Support groups and information providers to help you cope with the loss of a loved one.

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  • The UK's signposting website for the bereaved.

  • We are a group of people who have lost a baby at some point in our lives. We meet together in order to gain some help and support and perhaps a new perspective on what has happened. We aim to provide a safe place where people can talk, listen, share their experiences and support one another.

    • Sophie Wilson and Tara Putt: 07795 318318
  • Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

    • Child Bereavement UK: 0800 02 888 40
  • A freephone service for all those affected by the death of a child.

    • Child Death Helpline: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 if calling from a mobile
  • A directory of counsellors who can help you through your bereavement.

    • Counselling Directory - Bereavement Services: 0333 325 2500
  • Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.

    • Cruse Bereavement Care: 0808 808 1677
  • A free monthly bereavement group for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one, no matter how long ago. Sessions are held by an accredited counsellor. Please contact us for more information or to let us know you are coming.

    • Douch Family Bereavement Group - Ferndown: 01202 872050
  • Mosaic is a Dorset wide charity offering a pathway of support to bereaved children, young people and their families. We also work with young people who are facing the death of a loved one.

    • Mosaic: 01258 837071
  • New Horizons offers friendship and support group for widows following bereavement.

    • New Horizons - Widows Friendship: 01202 487442
  • A friendly social support group for widows aged 60 and over. We meet on alternate Tuesdays, please contact for more information.

    • Linda Brazier: 07974 691018
  • OASIS is a community group dedicated to supporting the recently bereaved in the Wareham area. Around 60 families in the local area are visited each year. A monthly tea is organised for all those that have been recently bereaved, as an opportunity to gather together and talk with other people going through a similar situation.

    • Offering a Support in Sorrow - OASIS: 01929 550905
  • Welcome to Outlook Bereavement Support, which is sponsored by Tapper Funeral Service, and provides bereavement counselling and support across Dorset and Hampshire.

    • Outlook Bereavement Support: 01202 673164
  • Phoenix is a group offering support and companionship for widowers in a social setting.

    • Phoenix Widowers Fellowship: 01202 487442
  • RoadPeace provides emotional and practical support to those bereaved or injured in a road crash.

    • RoadPeace: 0845 4500 355 (calls charged at a local rate)
  • Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal. Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

    • Samaritans: 116 123
  • Everything we do is to benefit bereaved parents and relatives who experience the loss of a baby. We offer support for baby loss that occurs at any stage of pregnancy, at, or just after birth - whatever the circumstances and however long ago.

    • SPRING - Supporting Parents and Relatives through Baby Loss: 01202 448084
  • SSAFA's vision is: 'In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way'.

    • SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity: Forcesline (our help desk for any member of the armed forces, veterans and their families): 0800 731 4880
  • Whether you have been bereaved through a relative dying from SADS or have been newly diagnosed with a cardiac condition SADS UK can help.

    • Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - SADS UK: 01277 811215
  • SCARD help to relieve distress amongst people who have lost a loved one, been injured or affected by drunk or reckless driving.

    • Support and Care After Road Death and Injury - SCARD: 0345 123 5542
  • If you have been personally affected by a suicide and are looking for help and support, we offer a range of services including our helpline.

    • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - SOBS: 0300 111 5065
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