There are are lots of groups and organisations able to offer advice, support and practical help when you suffer the loss of a loved one.
Age UK helps more than five million people every year, providing support, companionship and advice for older people who need it most.
Child Death Helpline
This a freephone listening service offering emotional support to those affected by the death of a child every day of the year. It's not a counselling service, but offers a chance to talk to someone who has also experienced that loss. Call 0800 282986 or visit the Child Death Helpline website.
Child Funeral Charity
This charity offers financial support for families.
Cruse Bereavement Care in Harrogate
Cruse helps the bereaved understand and cope with their grief and loss. The service is free. Trained volunteers in Harrogate offer one-to-one sessions for children and adults, and telephone support and advice.
Just 'B' bereavement counselling service
Just 'B' is a bereavement support service that offers people in the Harrogate district a safe and confidential space to understand and express their grief. It provides free, practical support to children, young people and adults.
Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity (SANDS)
SANDS offers information and support to parents who have lost a baby, either at birth or soon after.
The Compassionate Friends
Compassionate Friends is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child.
The Samaritans provide emotional support for the suicidal, despairing and lonely. Telephone lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call free at any time on any phone 116 123.
Page last updated 30/07/2018