Some helpful websites
If you have lost a loved one, you may find that others who have lost a loved one can offer valuable comfort and support. Late Spring is a network of support groups run by Age UK Oxfordshire, for anyone aged 60+ who has been bereaved. Sessions provide an opportunity to remember with others who understand and to remember that, in the midst of the pain, there is still life left to live.
Grief support for the young in Oxfordshire.
SeeSaw is a registered charity dedicated to providing grief and bereavement support for children, in cases where a parent or sibling has died or is dying.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
The Way Foundation
Provides a self-help social and support network for men and women widowed up to the age of 50. The main aim is to help those widowed young to rebuild their lives by helping one another.
Provides information, practical and emotional support for those experiencing infertility.
The Miscarriage Association
Offers support and information to those who suffer pregnancy loss.
Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society
Offers support and information to bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies before, during or soon after birth.
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Offers information and support for bereaved parents whose baby has died after the age from ‘Cot Death’.
Family’s Bereaved Parents’ Network
The Network is part of Care for the Family and offers support by bereaved parents for bereaved parents. It also seeks to help friends, relatives and churches to provide appropriate support.
The Compassionate Friends
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child.
The Compassionate Friends Sibling Support
“We are the surviving siblings of The Compassionate Friends. We are brought together by the deaths of our brothers and sisters. Open your hearts to us and have patience with us.”
Help for grieving children and their families
Winston’s Wish helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with hope. We offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. We want children to avoid the problems that can occur in later life if they are unable to express their grief.
Society for Companion Animal Studies
Pet Bereavement Support Service
Provides a confidential telephone support line offering support to bereaved pet owners.
Lasting Post has four parts. Planning Ahead helps you make personal arrangements for use after your death. The When Death Occurs section assists you and your family after the death of a loved one. Announcements enables you to post a notice of death and Everlasting Post is where tributes and enduring memorials can be created.