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Support Links

Any links to external websites and/or non Charlie's Star information provided on this page are done so as courtesy.  Their inclusion on this page should not be construed as an endorsement by Charlie's Star or their content or views of the linked materials.


Child Bereavement Charity

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. The Child Bereavement Charity believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Childhood Bereavement Network

If you are looking for support for a child or young person who has been bereaved, try searching their online Directory of local and national ‘open access’ services.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Someone to turn to for young people a Cruse they offer a safe, youth friendly space where young people can work through their grief in their own time and own way accompanied by a trained and experienced volunteer who will work individually with the young person over a period of 6-8 weekly sessions.  Everyone reacts differently to a death and there is no-one there to tell you how you should be acting or feeling.


Advice and Support for Single Parents.

Help 2 Make Sense

An online tool brought to you by Winston’s Wish. It aims to help young people who have experienced the death of a loved one come to terms with their loss. We know how beneficial it can be to learn that you are not alone. That you are not the only young person going through this. That’s why we want to share the stories of young people we’ve supported, who have found hope in their grief.

Online Forums & Support Groups

Bereavement UK online Forum/Support Group

Penhaligon's Friends

Penhaligon’s Friends are a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. They offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.

They also deliver an extensive programme of training and advice for other childcare professionals and those interested in becoming a volunteer.

Rehab 4 Addiction

Offer a wealth of resources and information about addiction and mental health, which could be invaluable to those in need following a bereavement. Secondly, we provide a helpline that offers immediate assistance to those struggling with addiction, a service that could be life-saving for some of your readers. Lastly, we offer a comprehensive directory of treatment centres throughout the UK, making it easier for those in need to find help near them.

Royal British Legion Independent Inquest Advice Service

RBL Independent Inquest Advice service provides the families of those who’ve died in Service – including Reservists on active Service – with free, independent and expert legal advice and assistance.

SUDEP Action

SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. We are the only UK charity specialised in supporting and involving people bereaved by epilepsy. 

Our services include bereavement support, counselling, help with understanding the inquest process and in collaboration with UK research teams, the involvement of bereaved families and professionals in research through the Epilepsy Deaths Register.

Winston’s Wish

The UK’s leading childhood bereavement charity.


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