Bereavement services

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

If you are a service provider and would like your organisation to be included on the directory, or if you need to inform us of any changes to your current entry, please contact us with brief details: comments.adultsocialcare@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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  • Ataloss.org

    The UK's signposting website for the bereaved.

    • Ataloss.org:
  • Baby Loss Support Group

    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
  • Bereavement Support Group - Branksome

    This is an informal gathering for anyone who has been bereaved at any time. Meetings start with tea and biscuits and we often have a speaker to stimulate thought and discussion.

    • Bereavement Support Group - Branksome: 01202 701822
  • Bereavement support through nature

    A bereavement support group that uses nature as a form of therapy.

    • Bereavement support through nature:
  • Child Bereavement UK

    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
  • Child Death Helpline

    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
  • Counselling Directory - Bereavement Services

    A directory of counsellors who can help you through your bereavement.

    • Counselling Directory - Bereavement Services: 0333 325 2500
  • Cruse Bereavement Care

    Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.

    • Cruse Bereavement Care: 0808 808 1677
  • Dorset Open Door

    When you are grieving, finding the right support can feel overwhelming. There is a range of support available if you have experienced a bereavement, including emotional support from charities, faith groups and healthcare organisations, and practical support from local authorities and funeral directors.

    • Dorset Open Door: 01305 361 361
  • Douch Family Bereavement Group - Ferndown

    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
  • Face - After Care

    A support group to support carers who have been bereaved.

    • Sally Nevitt: 01202 419506
  • Just Friends - Parkstone

    Just Friends is a monthly social get-together for people who have been bereaved or whose loved one is in hospital or residential care.

    • Marianne Crabb: 01202 064394
  • Mosaic

    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 - Widows Friendship

    New Horizons offers friendship and support group for widows following bereavement.

    • New Horizons - Widows Friendship: 01202 487442
  • New Steps Wimborne Widows Club

    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
  • Offering a Support in Sorrow - OASIS

    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
  • Outlook Bereavement Support

    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 Widowers Fellowship

    Phoenix is a group offering support and companionship for widowers in a social setting.

    • Phoenix Widowers Fellowship: 01202 487442
  • RoadPeace

    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)
  • Samaritans

    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