useful links


useful websites and phone numbers

The St Albans & District Bereavement Network has created a contact list of other local and national organisations that can offer you help and support.



Age UK
Age UK is the new charity formed by the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged to create one voice for all older people
Tel: 0800 169 6565

Bereavement Advice Centre
Supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death
Tel: 0800 634 9494

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The 'Find a Therapist' section of this site gives lists of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists available in your area. This service is also available over the phone.
Tel: 01455 883316

Depression Alliance

A UK charity offering information to people with depression
Tel: 0845 123 2320  

Citizens Advice Bureau – St Albans

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice
Tel: 03444 111 444  

Cruse Bereavement Care

National charity offering counselling, support, help and advice to the bereaved
Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Funeral Services Guide
The Funeral Services Guide was established with the specific aim of providing the bereaved with an all-encompassing, yet practical approach to arranging a funeral, while also coping with the difficult issues associated with bereavement.


Provides access to information, advice, support and advocacy, delivered by over 130 organisations throughout the county Tel: 0300 123 4044

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service
Offered to any member of the Jewish community at no charge
Tel: 020 8951 3881  

Papyrus UK

Resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults
HopeLine: 0800 068 41 41

Rennie Grove Hospice Care
Care and support for people affected by cancer or another life-limiting illness in St  Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas. Tel: 01727 731000

A website that can help you to cope when a parent has cancer (for young people)  


RoadPeace is the UK specialist charity supporting road traffic victims and their families. They provide practical and emotional support and information
Helpline: 0845 45 00 355 (open 7 days 9am - 9pm)

Confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis
24-hour helpline: 0845 790 9090

Saying Goodbye

Organise ‘Saying Goodbye’ Remembrance Services nationally for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether last week or 80-years ago.
Tel: 0845 293 8027

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

SOBS exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend
Tel: 0844 561 6855

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives
Tel: 020 7436 5881

Support After Murder and Manslaughter
Offers support and information to anyone affected by murder or manslaughter
Tel: 0121 471 1200

The Child Bereavement Charity
Supporting Families, Educating Professionals
Tel: 0800 028 8840

The Child Death Helpline
For all those affected by the death of a child
Tel: 0800 282986  

The Compassionate Friends

After the death of a child
Tel: 0845 123 2304

The Hospice of St Francis
Offering professional support and care for people with terminal illness and emotional support for patients, their family and friends
Tel: 01442 869550

The Peace Hospice

Incorporating the South West Herts Bereavement Network
Tel: 01923 330330


The WAY Foundation
Offering support, help and understanding for those widowed at aged 50 and under

Winston’s Wish

For grieving children and their families
Tel: 08452 030405

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