Further help

If you've lost someone to heart disease, there are many organisations and contacts that can help you during this difficult time.

Where to get help with practical matters

Action Fraud

To report fraudulent activity or a scam.
Tel: 0300 123 2040
Email: [email protected]
Web: Action Fraud website

Beautiful Tribute

Beautiful Tribute is a completely free online memorial and obituary website.
Web: www.beautifultribute.com

Bereavement Advice Centre

Offers support and advice on how to manage practical issues.
Tel: 0800 634 9494
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.bereavementadvice.org

Bereavement Benefit

To claim for Bereavement Benefit, you need to contact Job Centre Plus on the number below. Alternatively, follow the gov.uk link below for information.
Tel: 0345 606 0265 
Web: www.gov.uk/bereavement-allowance/how-to-claim

The Bereavement Register

A service that stops direct mail being sent out to the deceased.
Tel: 0800 0821 230 
Web: www.the-bereavement-register.org.uk

Bereavement Services Portal

Information and support. 
Web: www.iccm-uk.com

Citizens Advice Bureau

Offers help and information on a wide range of topics such as benefits, housing and tax.
Web: www.adviceguide.org.uk


A good place to find all the relevant practical information, from obtaining the death certificate to arranging the funeral to finding financial assistance.
Web: www.gov.uk/after-a-death/overview

Golden Leaves

Golden Leaves helps you protect your family and loved ones, from the financial and emotional burden of having to pay for and arrange your funeral service.
Tel: 0800 85 44 48
Web: www.goldenleaves.com

Friends and Relations

FREE online memorial service to create a dedication page for a sadly missed loved one.
Tel: 01872 226800
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.friendsandrelations.com/html/display.php

Mailing Preference Service

FREE service supplied by the Direct Marketing Association to enable consumers to have their own names and addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry.
Web: www.mpsonline.org.uk

The Money Advice Centre

Financial information on what to do when someone dies.
Web: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/what-to-do-when-someone-dies

National Association of Funeral Directors

Funeral directors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help people make funeral arrangements.
Tel: 0121 711 1343
Web: www.nafd.org.uk

Natural Death Centre

Provides independent funeral advice and information on all types of funeral choices.
Tel: 01962 712 690
Web: www.naturaldeath.org.uk

Probate and Inheritance Tax Helpline

Inland Revenue service offering advice on probate and inheritance tax.
Tel: 0300 123 1072
Web: www.justice.gov.uk/courts/probate/helpline

Royal Mail Redirection Service

Redirects all post to a new address upon application.
Web: www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail/redirection 

Where to get emotional support

Brake Charity

A charity supporting bereaved families of victims and road accidents.
Tel: 0808 800 401
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.brake.org.uk

Child Death Helpline

Offers support and befriending for those affected by child death.
Tel: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019 if calling from a mobile
Web: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Compassionate Friends

For parents who have lost a child of any age, including adult children.
Tel: 0345 120 3785 (office) or 0345 123 2304 (Helpline)
Web: www.tcf.org.uk

Counselling Directory

The confidential online support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists.
Tel: 0333 3447 990
Web: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people and helps them to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Provides support, counselling, information and advice.
Tel: 0808 808 1677
Web: www.cruse.org.uk

CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Offers help, support and counselling to families who have lost an apparently fit and healthy young person to sudden cardiac death.
Tel: 01737 36 32 22
Web: www.c-r-y.org.uk

Dying Matters

National coalition aimed at changing public perception of death and dying.
Tel: 0800 021 44 66
Web: www.dyingmatters.org

Hope Again

Emotional support, counselling and advice for young people, part of Cruse Bereavement.
Tel: 0808 808 1677
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hopeagain.org.uk

London Friend – Lesbian and Gay Bereavement

A voluntary organisation offering bereavement support and practical information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. London friend is London-based but has a large database of services and charities throughout the UK).
Tel: 0330 330 0630 
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.londonfriend.org.uk

The Ruby Care Foundation

A charity dedicated to the care of the terminally ill, companionship for the dying, and support and counselling for the bereaved.
Tel: 0333 117 556
Web: www.rubycare.org

The Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Tel: 116 123
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.samaritans.org.uk

WAY Foundation

Self-help, social and support network for men and women under 50 who have been widowed.
Tel: 0300 012 4929
Web: www.wayfoundation.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Practical support and guidance for children and young people who have been bereaved and their families.
Tel: 08452 03 0405
Web: www.winstonswish.org.uk