Help you and your loved ones cope with Bereavement

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There are many support services available in Northern Ireland to help families to cope with Bereavement. Suitability of support services will sometimes depend on the age of the bereaved person and/or type of death suffered.

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HSC Bereavement Network

The HSC Bereavement Network  was developed to provide information and guidance for those who care for and support dying people and their loved ones around the time of and after death.

Trust Bereavement Services :-

Belfast Trust Bereavement Services

Northern Trust Bereavement Services

South Eastern Trust Bereavement Services

Southern Trust Bereavement Services

Western Trust Bereavement Services

Bereavement Support Directory - Marie Curie

Bereavement Support Directory - Marie Curie  Provides help to people living with any terminal illness, and their families, make the most of the time they have left.

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment  gives financial help to deal with the more immediate costs caused by the death of a spouse or civil partner. It is paid where the date of death was on or after 6 April 2017.

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies - checklist  When someone dies it can be very difficult to know what you are supposed to do. NI direct offers a simple checklist to guide you through the process.


Barnardos Child Bereavement Service Helpline

 The service offers direct therapeutic support to children and young people up to the age of 18, who have been bereaved as a result of suicide or other traumatic death. The service offers bespoke group work opportunities for traumatically bereaved children, young people and their carers, giving them the opportunity to meet with other peers who have been bereaved in similar circumstances.

The Advice Line has been set up to offer support and advice to any adult concerned about a bereaved child or young person.

The advice line is available Mon and Tues from 10am - 1pm and Fridays from 10am - 12.30pm. The contact number is: 028 9066 8333/07867 372711.

Why contact the Advice Line?

  • Sleep difficulties 
  • Separation anxiety
  • The child is withdrawn
  • To help explain death to a child
  • Difficulties in managing behaviour
  • Display of physical symptoms

Staff also facilitate bespoke training opportunities for child and adolescent bereavement, to support other community, voluntary and statutory groups.

028 9066 8333 - 23 Windsor Ave, Belfast, BT9 6EE

Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline

Cruse Bereavement Helpline provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies, offering one to one support, advice and information to adults and to children aged 4-18.


Lifeline is the Regional Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing crisis. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.

Parentline NI

Parents, carers, family members...if you need us we're here.

Call Parentline NI today for advice, support or guidance. Freephone 0808 8020 400

Parentline NI is open from

9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday,

9-5pm Friday

and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Our Service is available through a range of different channels including telephone, face to face and online.

Call us for FREE on: 0808 8020 400

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SANDS Helpline

SANDS Helpline.  Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We support anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.


Related Documents

Health and Social Care Trust Areas

When Someone Dies

SANDS Bereavement Support Book

Supporting Children Bereaved by Suicide

How to explain Death to Children and Young People

Last Updated: 19/12/2022