National Services

SamaritansSamaritans - Day or night, we're here when life's difficult logo

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpline 116 123

Hospice UKHospice UK logo

Hospice UK are operating a free bereavement support line for all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers, available from 8am to 8pm every day. A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work. Telephone: 0300 303 4434.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care logoCruse offer specialist bereavement advice and provide support in all types of loss. They have a free national helpline and also an online chat function. Telephone 0808 808 1677.

Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support

Offer online bereavement support and provide up to six free counselling sessions. Telephone 0808 164 4572 

National Bereavement Partnership

National Bereavement Partnership logoProvides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service for all those suffering from bereavement, grief, living loss, mental health issues, and those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Available 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. Telephone 0800 448 0800.

Local services

  • Keech Hospice Care logoKeech Bereavement support: Supporting Bedfordshire and Luton residents with bereavement support, including free bereavement counselling.
  • Bedford day hospice: Supporting residents of Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire with free bereavement counselling.

During these difficult times bereavement support is available. In partnership with local services, support is available to those living within the BLMK area. We are here to help.