Other helpful organisations

As well as St Catherine’s Hospice, there are many other organisations who can give you bereavement support and information. Here we list some of the most well-known.

Winston’s Wish
Winston’s Wish is a local child bereavement charity based in Horsham.
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05 Email: info@winstonswish.org.uk

Jigsaw (South East)
Offers grief support to children and young people living in Surrey and surrounding areas who have experienced the death of a significant family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder.
Helpline: 01342 313895 Email: info@jigsawsoutheast.org.uk

MASH – Men Alone Self Help group
Provides regular meetings for men who have lost their partner in the Dorking area.
Contact Tom Pearson 01306 883961 Email: mashdorking@googlemail.com

The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre is an independent local charity providing a range of support to cancer patients, their carers and families. Their support extends into bereavement.
Tel: 01293 534465 Email: office@olivetreecancersupport.org.uk

WAY Widowed and Young (aged 50 or under)
WAY is a local and national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner has died. This is a peer support network.
Email: enquiries@widowedandyoung.org.uk

WAY Up (aged 51 or over)
Way Up is an active self help group aimed at providing mutual support to those widowed their 50’s and 60’s.
Email: info@way-up.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care can support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call:
Day by Day Helpline 0844 477 9400 Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Advice on local branches 020 8939 9530

Cruse for Young Persons
Young people living after loss.
Free helpline 0808 808 1677 Email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK is a national organisation that supports families when a child is facing bereavement. It also provides education and support for professionals. Their vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Free helpline: 0800 02 888 40 Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

The Samaritans (24 hours a day)
Just having someone to talk to that isn’t family or friends can be a tremendous help. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.
Free helpline: 116 123

The Compassionate Friends
Offer support after the death of a child of any age.
Helpline: 0345 123 2304 Email: helpline@tfc.org.uk

Although we are sharing these as helpful resources, we aren’t responsible for the help or advice that they give. You can find out more about St Catherine’s Bereavement Support here.