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Grief and Loss Support Service.

This service came to an end in March 2023. Please find a list of current bereavement support services available across West Yorkshire below.


Leeds, Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees0800 183 0558
Bradford0800 952 1181



Signposting to the original providers of West Yorkshire Grief and Loss:

Leeds Mind 0113 305 5800  available Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, Fridays 9am – 4:30pm
The Cellar Trust : Safe Spaces Support0800 188 4884 available 7 days a week from 12 midday to 12 midnight.
Just ‘B’ : Hear to Help01423 856799 available 7 days a week 8am-8pm


Additional organisations providing bereavement support : National & West Yorkshire

OrganisationContact informationService provided
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) – NationalHelpline – 0300 111 5065 open 9am to 9pm


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.  A self-help organisation aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
WAY (Widowed and Young) – National with regional groups


Helpline – 0300 201 0051


The only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.

Offers online support from others and access to a 24 hour telephone helpline.

The Compassionate Friends – National


Helpline – 0345 123 2304



A charitable organisation dedicated to the support and care of bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.
Sue Ryder – Wheatfields hospice

(Headingley, Leeds )


Phone – 0113 278 7249


Email –





Offer online bereavement support. They provide video chats with counsellors, a text messaging service and a bereavement community where you can chat with others going through similar emotions.
St Gemma’s Hospice 

 ( Moortown – Leeds)


Website –


Phone0113 306 9167



Provide bereavement support and bereavement counselling. This service is available to all families, friends and carers of patients who were supported by St Gemma’s Hospice either in the community or on our In-Patient unit.
LOSS foundation 


(National )

Telephone : 0300 200 4112


A support group run by volunteers for those who have lost a loved one to cancer or Covid – 19. They provide support and also a space to talk, listen or just be.

They also offer a CONNECT service : aiming to offer individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer or Covid-19 an opportunity to form a meaningful connection with someone who has gone through a similar experience, to chat, share stories and provide mutual understanding, support and friendship.


Life Ledger  

Website –

An easy to use service helping to close, freeze or transfer all of your loved one’s accounts from one place, and at no cost. Trying to help to manage the death of a loved one in a sensitive and compassionate way.



Prince of Wales Hospice – Pontefract 

Website  –


Specialist  care for adults with a terminal diagnosis. They focus on the person and not just the illness, supporting them and those around them.
Bradford Bereavement


Phone – 01274 619522



They provide quality and accessible 1:1 counselling sessions as well as group support for the people of the Bradford area.
Bradford SANDS 

Helpline : 0808 164 3332

Provides help and support to bereaved parents whos baby has died during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. They offer a helpline service aswell as monthly group meet ups.
Yorkshire cancer support – Bradford basedWebsite –



Offer a counselling service and a wellbeing service for those affected by cancer and their families.
Cruse Bereavement Care – National


Helpline – 0808 808 1677


Aiming to help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.
Forget me not childrens Hospice  – West


Phone –  01484 411 040




Offering support for families whenever, however and wherever they may need it.
Martins House Childrens Hospice


Email –

Offering support to all families following the death of their child. Support is tailored to the family’s needs and can take place at the hospice or in local counselling rooms. In some circumstances home visits may be possible.
Samaritans – National

Whatever you’re going through, you can call free any time. You don’t have to be suicidal to call.
STAR bereavement – Wakefield


Email –

Star Bereavement Support Service provides a range of bereavement support services to children and young people in Wakefield


Sun Beam support group – Keighley and CravenWebsite –





The Sunbeam Support Group provides a welcoming space for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby or young child. Parents can meet other families who are grieving for their children, talk openly about their loss, discuss coping mechanisms and eventually – learn to live again.
The Market Place – Leeds


Phone – 0113 246 169


Free, confidential advice available for 11-25 year olds in Leeds. They offer a range of services including one to one support, counselling, group-work and our drop-in.
Yorkshire childrens trust – Halifax


Phone – 01422 72 80 80



The charity helps children and their families cope with the emotional and financial strain of many life-changing illnesses, something the founders of the charity understand after dealing with their own children going through the long and harsh treatments for cancer.
Charlies Angels – Leeds 

Website  –


Phone – 0113 2779969


Free services for anyone affected by the death of a child of any

age (ranging from miscarriage to adult children) and for any reason, including stillbirth, termination, accidental, violent or suicidal death and death following acute or chronic illness, we also help families that are facing a prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly.


Wakefield Hospice




Offer bereavement support to families ( including children ) after the death of a loved one.
Cruse Bereavement Support (Leeds)


Phone – 0113 234 4150


Cruse provides support for bereaved people aged over 18 to help them understand their grief and cope with loss.
Bereaved Carer(s) Project (Carers Leeds)


Phone – 0113 380 4300

The bereaved carers project at Carers Leeds provides support on a one to one and group basis for carers who have been bereaved.
The Kirkwood Hospice



Website –


24 hour advice line – 01484 557910

The Kirkwood help to improve the quality of life for local people, against all the odds. When time is short, they aim to help everyone in their care to live well and to make the most of every single day.
Calderdale Help in Bereavement service

–        CHIBS

Helpline – 0845 0099 220A unique, free befriending service that provides emotional support to those living in the Calderdale area. Adult support is offered one a one to one basis in your own home or a mutually agreed venue. All befrienders are volunteers who have undergone professional training.