There are many support services available in Northern Ireland to help families to cope with Bereavement. Suitability of support services will sometimes depend on the age of the bereaved person and/or type of death suffered.
The HSC Bereavement Network was developed to provide information and guidance for those who care for and support dying people and their loved ones around the time of and after death.
Bereavement Support Directory - Marie Curie Provides help to people living with any terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.
Bereavement Support Payment gives financial help to deal with the more immediate costs caused by the death of a spouse or civil partner. It is paid where the date of death was on or after 6 April 2017.
What to do when someone dies - checklist When someone dies it can be very difficult to know what you are supposed to do. NI direct offers a simple checklist to guide you through the process.
Barnardos Child Bereavement Service Helpline offers professional support and guidance to any adult concerned about a bereaved child or young person. The advice line is operated by experienced, skilled and professionally qualified staff, responding to parents, carers, social workers, teachers and GP’s amongst others.
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline
Cruse Bereavement Helpline provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies, offering one to one support, advice and information to adults and to children aged 4-18.
Lifeline is the Regional Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing crisis. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
Parenting NI Helpline provides support and guidance to parents on parenting issues through a freephone helpline
SANDS Helpline. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We support anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.