Find bereavement support

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time, but when your loss is particularly sudden, unexpected or traumatic, including where the person may have taken their own life, it can be additionally difficult. There is a wealth of support available to you, and we have put together details of support services ranging from emotional support and peer support to practical advice and guidance.

Below are some resources, organisations and supports available both nationally and locally. A number of these resources are specific to traumatic loss but not exclusively. If you would like to discuss any of these supports or not sure which you might find helpful, please contact a member of our team on 01305 361361 or alternatively email:

Bereavement Advice Centre | Free Helpline



Bereavement Cafes

Our Winter Bereavement Cafes have come to an end. If you are looking for support, advice or guidance, or would like to know more about what is available for you to access in your local community please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help:

Tel: 01305 361361



Are you looking for urgent support or to talk to someone immediately?


Are you bereaved by suspected suicide?


Are you a young person, or working with young people, impacted by a suicide or suspected suicide?


Available Apps 


Text support


Chat online


Useful reading for advice and guidance 


Prefer to listen to podcasts or read books? 


Other resources and support


If you're not sure what you might find helpful, Dorset Open Door can help. As a partnership of healthcare organisations and charities, they'll explore your options with you and link you with the right service.

You can call 01305 361 361 or email Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Dorset Open Door