The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Bereavement support

The bereavement office can guide you through the practical things to do when someone has died. For further information and advice about money and property please click here to navigate to the Bereavement Advice website.

Below is some information about organisations who can offer longer term bereavement and emotional support. Organisations are currently working differently due to the pandemic, most bereavement support is being offered over the phone or virtually. For information and resources about grief during this time, click here for information from Leeds Bereavement Forum. Click here for information from Cruse Bereavement Care.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Grief and Loss Support Line

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Leeds Bereavement Forum

Leeds Bereavement Forum is a local charity that signpost individuals to the most appropriate bereavement service. You do not need to be referred to them, their service is free and open to all. Their website provides help and advice for those who have been bereaved and an online directory of bereavement services both locally and nationally.

Telephone: 0113 225 3975 | Email: 
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Sudden support people when someone has died suddenly or unexpectedly, due to an illness or injury. They provide a named case worker to give advice, help and bereavement support.

Telephone: 0800 2600 400 | Email: | Website: 

Cruse Bereavement Care Leeds

Cruse Bereavement Care are a national organisation offering support for people who have been bereaved. Contact them to discuss the most appropriate support for you.

Telephone: 0113 234 4150 | Website: | Email:

Carers Leeds

The Bereaved Carer Project at Carers Leeds provides support on a one-to-one and group basis for carers who have been bereaved.

Telephone: 0113 380 4300 | Website: 

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service supports people who have been bereaved by suicide at any time. They have a variety of different methods of support available.

Telephone: 0113 305 5803 | Email: | Website:


Mindwell is a Leeds based website which contains information about mental health in Leeds, including information about bereavement and signposting to further support.


Black Health Inititiative Counselling Service

Offers free counselling to African, African Caribbean, Dual Heritage and other minority ethnic adults and young people aged 13+. 

Phone: 0113 3070 300 | Website:  

Bamestream Bereavement Support

Can provide online or telephone support to anyone aged 18 and over who identifies as Black, Asian or any other Minoritised Ethnicity who has been affected by the death of a loved one due to Covid-19, and is registered with a GP in England

Phone: 020 7263 6947 | Website: 

Let's Talk About Loss

Provide peer-led meet up groups in cities across the UK for young people aged 18 to 35 who have been bereaved at any stage (currently virtual meet ups). Also have blogs from different people on the website.


 Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Counselling

Sue Ryder offers free and professional video counselling to anyone living in the UK and 18+.