Coping with bereavement and grief

Our guide aims to provide you with some resources to support you preparing for, or managing through, the bereavement process.

Coping with bereavement and grief

What to do when someone dies: step by step
Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, notify government departments and manage financial issues.

Get help with funeral costs
You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you get certain benefits 

Grief after bereavement or loss
Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

Age UK information guides and factsheets
Information guides and factsheets.

Funeral Choice
Funeral Choice is a free online service to help people planning a funeral. They can use it to find a local funeral director, compare prices and read how-to guides about planning a funeral. 

Home - Cruse Bereavement Support
Cruse Bereavement Support provide bereavement support and information.

The Mulberry Centre
Offers support to anyone who has been affected by cancer.  In cases where there is need for end of life or bereavement support through reasons that are not cancer-related, the patient and/or carer must live or work in Hounslow or have been a recent inpatient at the West Middlesex Hospital, to qualify for their services.

You can call them on 020 8321 6300 or email them with any questions via emil at -

National Bereavement Service (NBS)
National Bereavement Service (NBS) provide free practical advice and emotional support to families going through a bereavement – anything from explaining the ins & outs of probate to helping someone find a bereavement counsellor to just providing a listening ear. The service can be accessed by phone, email or live webchat. 

Further support is also available from:



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