Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.



Have you been feeling low, anxious, stressed, or unable to cope? Don’t struggle on alone, Insight are here to listen and to help.

Telephone: 0300 555 5582


Derwent Rural Counselling Service

Derwent Rural Counselling Service are a charity committed to providing professional, confidential and empathetic therapy to anyone who asks.

Telephone: 0800 047 6861


Vita Minds

Vita Minds work in partnership with the NHS to provide mental and physical health services, work with the UK’s largest companies to help support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

Telephone: 0332 0153 496


Cruse Bereavement Care

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Cruse Bereavement Care are here to support you after the death of someone close.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677


Child Death Helpline

That’s why their helpline is operated by a dedicated team of volunteers who are all bereaved parents. If you’re a parent who has lost a child of any age, under any circumstances, and however recently or long ago, they’re here to help.

Telephone: 0800 282 986



If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan here to help. Find out how they support you and get information about different cancer types.

Telephone: 0808 808 00 00



In riprap, you can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through real stories you can read the experiences of other young people and share your own story.



Sands exists to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to promote research to reduce the number of babies dying.

Telephone: 0808 164 3332


Way Up

Way Up is a group with a positive, forward looking attitude to rebuilding lives and discovering that lives can be good again, that we can be happy once more. We all have our own stories to tell and experiences to share and need not be isolated.


Widows Empowerment Trust

Striving to promote social inclusion in the lives of widows, widowers and anyone that has experienced bereavement.


What to do when Someone Dies

For more information on the steps that need to be taken when someone passes away, please view the ‘What to do when someone dies’ information document.

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

Talking therapy is a way to explore your difficulties with a trained professional, sorting through your problems to get some relief from tension, have a safe place to explore how you are feeling, gain a new understanding of your problems and plan what you want to do to overcome them.

Telephone: 0300 123 0542


Trent PTS

Trent PTS provide free therapy which includes counselling, couples therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Telephone: 01332 265659


Blythe House Hospice

Providing free care and services to anyone in our local community affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement.

Telephone: 01298 815388


Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

Telephone: 0800 02 888 40


Grief Encounter

One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old. Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support.

Telephone: 0808 802 0111


National Bereavement Service

The National Bereavement Service offers practical and emotional support to guide you through what needs to be done. They can introduce the bereaved to trusted partner organisations in both private and charitable sectors, as well as provide information on the statutory requirements following loss, such as the registration of death and probate.

Telephone: 0800 024 6121



Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123


The Compassionate Friends

TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – they are here to help.

Telephone: 0345 123 2304


WAY Widowed and Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.