Useful Links

Useful Links

This section contains links to other websites with a focus on death, dying grief and/or bereavement around social and cultural perspectives and education you may find useful. We will also have links for support organisations when we find them. If you know of other groups or organisations you find interesting and are in keeping with the theme of education please contact us and let us know and we will add their link here.

Death Café

At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. aims to increase awareness of death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Support is available on the site to set up your own Death Cafe.

Order of the Good Death

Order of the Good Death

The Order of the Good Death is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death-phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. It was founded in January 2011 by Caitlin Doughty, a mortician and writer in Los Angeles, CA.

Centre for Death and Society (CDAS)

Based at University of Bath, this is the UK’s only academic centre devoted to the study and research of the social aspects of death, dying, grief and bereavement. It has some great academic articles with free access.

Dying Matters Logo

Dying Matters

Dying Matters was created by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement. It aims to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement and through this to make ‘living and dying well’ the norm.

Child Bereavement UK 

Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.

They offer:

  • Support
  • Information, reading and resources
  • Training for schools and other professionals
  • Resources for schools e.g. how to manage a sudden death, online learning
  • Personal stories about loss you can read


0800 02 888 40

9am – 5pm

Monday – Friday


Services are confidential, free and provided by trained volunteers.

They offer:

  • Face to face support
  • Telephone, email support
  • Information for professionals
  • Training Courses

0808 808 1677

9:30am – 5pm
Monday & Friday
9:30am- 8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Excluding Bank Holidays

CEDAR Education - Winston's Wishes

Winston’s Wish

A charity that supports children and teenagers who have been bereaved and their families.

They offer:

  • Specialist support for bereaved children of military families, and bereavement through homicide or serious illness.
  • Useful and relevant Publications
  • Guidance for professionals
  • Consultancy services, offering help and guidance on how to set up bereavement services
  • Merchandise, e.g. memory boxes

08088 020 021

9am- 5pm
Monday – Friday
Excluding Bank Holidays


A national charity set up by Parents, for the Prevention of Young Suicide

They offer:

  • Suicide awareness and prevention training
  • Confidential support
  • Suicide Intervention through HOPELineUK a helpline run by mental health professionals trained in suicide prevention skills.
  • Campaign and influence national policy
  • Resources, including a suicide safety plan

HOPELineUK – 0800 068 41 41

for young people under the age of 35 who may have thoughts of suicide and anyone concerned about a young person having thoughts of suicide.

10am-10pm Mon – Fri

2pm-10pm Weekends

2pm-5pm Bank Holidays

CEDAR Education - SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide


Provide support and information for adults over 18 years affected by suicide. They provide links to organisations who support under 18’s.

They offer:

  • links to support groups
  • support via email
  • Publications, Information & Links to other organisations
  • Information for professionals, support and resources to put postvention support in place
  • If you identify yourself or the person who has died as LGBTQ they offer a specific non-prejudice support via email.

0300 111 5065

Monday- Friday

Hope House

Bereavement & Counselling support available to members of the Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales communities

They offer:

  • Counselling for a person who has experienced the death of a child or young person under the age of 25 years in any circumstances.
  • Children and young people (under the age of 25 years) can also access bereavement support and counselling if they have been affected by the death of a brother or sister, or a significant person through trauma or sudden and unexpected illness.

Phone: 01691 672618    (not a helpline)

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the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service