Bereavement Support

The following organisations may be available to provide support appropriate to a person’s specific needs. Sometimes this support depends on the type of bereavement and possibly the age of the person who is seeking help.

The Silver Line – 0800 4 70 80 90 –

The Silver Line is the UK’s only free, confidential helpline for older people, open every day
and night of the year, offering:
• friendship and emotional support
• information and advice
• signposting to local or national services which may be able to offer support.

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline – 0800 915 4640

The Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline provide an out of hours listening and support service for people who may be feeling low or in distress.
It is open Monday to Friday 7pm to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 midday to 12 midnight.

Pet Bereavement Support Service – 0800 096 6606 –

A free confidential service supporting bereaved pet owners and those facing euthanasia. Open 365 days a year 8.30am – 8.30pm.

Snowdrop Centre

Supporting Bereaved Families following the death of a child from aged 1 month up to 18 years. The support is offered to any member of the family affected by the death of a child for up to 1 year. This includes home visits where possible. The aim is to minimize long term effects of grief. Support Group once a month for bereaved parents and an Annual Remembrance Gathering.
Contact details Michelle Boland 01253956713
Email: [email protected]

Bereavement Care support for women, their families who have had a recent pregnancy or baby loss.
Contact Megan Murray, Bereavement Support Nurse: 01253 956877
Email: [email protected]

Cruse Bereavement Support – 01772 686668

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Their mission is to offer support, advice and information to adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. They offer their services to anyone aged 18+, usually via home visit, but other arrangements can be made if this is not suitable.

Self Referrals can be made to 01772 686668. This line is manned from 6-8pm on Monday and 10am-12noon on Tuesday. At all other times an answering machine service is available, calls will be returned within 24hrs. Please note, all return phone calls from Cruse will be from a withheld number.

The Linden Centre – 01253 595552 – [email protected]

The Linden Centre provides a specialist counselling service for adults, children and young people living within Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

Our adult service criteria:
Living with illness
• Patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness who have become Palliative
• Immediate family members and carers of patients who are receiving specialist Palliative Care
• Adults who have lost a significant other following a life limiting illness or who required Specialist Palliative Care

Informal bereavement support groups are held twice a month at the Linden Centre as follows:
3rd Thursday of every month from 6pm – 7pm
4th Friday of every month from 11am – 12 noon

This information along with other local options available to you is available in this downloadable leaflet – Bereavement Care Support Booklet