Where To Turn To

How we grieve is different for everyone. At Barringtons, we want you to know that you are not alone.

Our door is always open, the kettle is always on, and we will provide support to you whenever you ask and for as long as you need it. We can also help connect you to national and local support networks, so that you can find someone to talk to at any time.

At A Loss

A national signposting website to enable those who are bereaved find the support they need easily, providing reliable information and support in an emergency if required.


Cruse work to make sure that everyone grieving gets the help they need in a way that works for them.  Cruse offer support via their website, national helpline, live chat, group, zoom, telephone or one-to-one in person support, with the help of 4000 specially trained bereavement volunteers.

Bereaved Through Alcohol and Drugs

A project set up between Cruse Bereavement Care and Adfam, the national voice for families affected by drugs and alcohol, to be a source of information, support and hope for anyone whose loved one has died as a result of drug or alcohol use.

Widowed and Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who’s lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. Run by the bereaved, for the bereaved, they aim to normalise grief and raise awareness of the impact of grief on a national platform. They have partnered with GreenAcres Epping Forest, and run pop-up cafes to provide support for bereaved local communities and families.

Dying Matters by Hospice UK

A campaign by Hospice UK to provoke conversations about death, dying, and bereavement, and establish positive change in end of life care for the benefit of everyone affected. They provide bereavement support, as well as helping workplaces understand the needs of their employees who are carers, bereaved, or unwell.

The Samaritans

24/7 phone support for anyone who needs it on 116 123.

Bereavement support for children and for those who have lost a child

Specialist support for those who have lost a child, or for children who have experienced the death of someone important to them.

Child Bereavement UK

Support for the families of a baby or child of any age who is dying, or support for children who have been bereaved. They provide confidential bereavement support by phone (0800 02 888 40), video, or instant messenger, and in person in select areas of the UK.

The Compassionate Friends

Support for parents and their families after the loss of a child, with a helpline (0345 123 2304) and online resources.

Winston’s Wish

Support for children and young people (up to 25) who are grieving, with a Freephone helpline (08088 020 021) and online resources. Amongst a host of support services, Winston’s Wish offer specialist bereavement support for children and their families affected by the sudden death of someone important to them, such as by suicide or accidental death.


The leading stillbirth and neonatal charity in the UK, Sands strive to reduce the number of babies dying, and provide support and care for those affected through the help of their freephone helpline (0808 164 3332), mobile app, local support groups, and website resources.


Tommy’s believe that every baby lost is one too many. They are a pregnancy charity working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth, supported by people who refuse to accept that a baby’s death is just ‘one of those things’.

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association is here to provide support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, with a helpline (01924 200799), online forums, web chat, and UK-wide support groups.

Local bereavement groups

The Good Grief Trust run pop-up cafes at GreenAcres Epping Forest

St Clare’s Hospice run a Bereavement Café project, connecting local people from West Essex and East Herts to support each other through grief and loss. They run at various locations throughout Herts and Essex.

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