The death of someone dear to us can be accompanied by strong emotions and may affect many aspects of our lives.
Grieving is a normal process. It may, however, give rise to feelings you did not expect. Sharing your feelings with a person who is not too closely involved can be helpful and local services are available to support you through your bereavement.
At first you may feel numb, not able to believe that the death has happened. You may feel anxious and alone and desperately sad. You may feel disappointed and angry that the plans and dreams you had may not be fulfilled. Sharing your feelings with someone may bring some relief, you may feel less anxious.
If you feel you need individual support, you can find local bereavement support services via the links to the right.
Bereavement Support Organisations
Katharine House Hospice
Katharine House Hospice provides a range of services offering help, care and support for people with advanced life-limiting conditions across mid-Staffordshire.
Tel: 01785 254645
Bereavement Services Association
The BSA was established in May 2005 in an attempt to provide a network for all those who provide bereavement support services, primarily within the NHS.
Stafford Bereavement Loss Support Service
The mission of SDBLSS is to provide a quality, caring and confidential bereavement support service to the local community
Tel: 01785 273768
We are the national charity for road crash victims. Our members include those who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger.
Tel: 0845 4500355
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Tel: 08457 909090
SSAFA Forces Help
We provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.
Tel: 0800 7314880
The Terrence Higgins Trust
We are the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.
020 7812 1601
The War Widows Association of Great Britain
The War Widows’ Association is essentially a pressure group and exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Support for you or someone close to you who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Tel: 0808 808 00 00
Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation
CISWO is a National Charity which has a focus on the key role of delivering community and personal welfare services within mining and former mining communities.
Stafford: 01782 744996 Burton: 01623 625767
First Step Advice
FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service provided by the national charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with our local and national partner organisations.
Tel: 0800 3777070
Cruse Bereavement South Staffordshire
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.
Tel: 01543 433479
WAY (Widowed and Young)
WAY offers a unique peer-to-peer support network to anyone whose partner died when they were young.
Child Bereavement Support Organisations
A Child Of Mine
Supporting parents after the death of a child.
Tel: 01785 283434 - Mobile: 07803 751229
The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.
Tel: 0808 802 6868
The Miscarriage Association
If you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find here the information and support that you need to help you through.
Tel: 01924 200799
Eclipse Child Bereavement Support
Supporting children and young people from around Stafford who have experienced the loss of someone significant through bereavement.
Tel: 01785 665062
The Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.
Tel: 020 74365881
The Compassionate Friends
We offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness.