Bereavement support

Our Bereavement Services team are on hand to offer information and inform you of the choices that are available when arranging a dignified burial, cremation, or memorial for your loved one.

However once the funeral is over, coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult for anybody, no matter what the situation. The Bereavement Services team can offer guidance and direction to suitable counseling and support.

Bereavement can make us feel that we are alone, with nobody to talk to or anyone who understands. However, there are various charities and organisations that support people who are dealing with specific incidents of loss.

The charities and organisations offer advice and information, and many have local groups in the area set up for people to meet others who are going through similar experiences, helping to eliminate feelings of isolation and instead bringing assistance and comfort.

Centre 70 is local to West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium and can offer a variety of advice and support on Debt, Benefits, Housing, Utilities, Student Finance and general legal advice. Please see contact details below.

Take a look at the support options available to you and click on the links for further information.

Bereavement support for children

Grief Encounter
Call: 020 8371 8455
Web: https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/

Child Bereavement UK
Web: https://childbereavementuk.org/

Dealing with the loss of a child

Child Bereavement UK
Web: https://childbereavementuk.org/

The Compassionate Friends
Call: 0117 953 9639
Web: www.tcf.org.uk

The Lullaby Trust
Call: 0870 787 0554
Web: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Call: 020 7436 5881
Web: www.uk-sands.org

Child Death Helpline
Call: 0800 282 986
Web: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

SLOW - surviving the loss of your world
Call: 07908 93 77 22
Web: www.slowgroup.co.uk

General counselling services

Cruse Bereavement Care
Call: 0808 808 1677
Web: www.cruse.org.uk/

The Samaritans
Call: 116 123
Web: www.samaritans.org/

Centre 70
Call: 020 8670 2775
Web: https://centre70.org.uk/counselling/

Age UK
Call: 0800 055 6112
Web: www.ageuk.org.uk/