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Bereavement Support

We have created this page to help signpost you to resources and support that you may find useful on your journey and experience of grief and loss.

If you are in crisis or are struggling, please ring the Samaritans on 116 123 or text STEEL to 85258. Both services are active 24/7, 365 days a year.  

Initial Steps

Someone To Talk To


  • Cruse Bereavement Care – national helpline offering emotional support. Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Open until 8pm on Tues, Weds, Thurs. 0808 808 1677
  • Sue Ryder – Up to six free online sessions of bereavement counselling.
  • Grief Chat – offers a helpline and professional bereavement counselling (n.b there may be a cost to these therapeutic services).

Local to Sheffield

  • Listening Ear – telephone helpline providing support, advice and guidance to anyone over the age of 11 who is registered with a GP in Rotherham and is bereaved during the Covid-19 crisis. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. 0800 048 5224. To find out more about Listening Ear you can watch this video about accessing the helpline and this video about being a helpline professional.
  • Sheffield Cruse – 1-1 bereavement support. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. T: 0114 408 1408 or E: 
  • Here to Hear – A multi-lingual and multi-faith bereavement helpline 0114 395 2127

Bereavement Support Group

  • TCF – Compassionate Friends: Supporting bereaved parents and their families.  Currently accepting calls very day 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 10pm. 0345 123 2304, Support Groups in Dronfield, Chesterfield & North Anston
  • Bereavement Support – St Marie’s Cathedral: 0114 272 2522

Support for those with additional needs or autism

Targeted Resources

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