Find local bereavement support

Our Dorset logo.pngExperiencing bereavement is difficult at any time but it may be particularly traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

Advice and guidance

Bereavement support


Children and families

Other resources and support

Mental health crisis

If you're in distress or feel you can't cope, contact Connection, Dorset's 24/7 helpline on 0800 652 0190 or call Samaritans 116 123

Bereavement by suicide

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