Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service (CCIWBS)
Bereavement counselling for individuals who are registered with a GP in Camden or Islington. Cannot accept referrals for bereavements of less than 8 weeks. Hybrid service offering face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions. Rapid response 3 session intervention support service available for sudden/traumatic bereavements.
Length: Short-term for up to 12 weeks. To be agreed during the assessment.
Referral: Self or via professional (eg. social worker, GP etc.). Referrals should be made directly by filling in the form on the website – https://www.bereavement-counselling.org/referrals
Fee: Funded (free) service for clients with a GP in Camden or Islington, donations and voluntary contributions are welcome. Clients with a GP outside of Camden/Islington can be referred for our low-cost contributions service (£5-£60 per session depending on financial status).
Update 02.02.23: Waiting list for funded (free) counselling for Camden/Islington residents is closed until 3rd April 2023. Low cost counselling services are still available.
Caris Islington, Islington
Counselling to children and adults who live, work, attend a school or are registered with a GP in Islington. Will provide home visits to individuals living in Islington.
0207 281 5200
Referral: self/ health professional
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Cold weather shelter closed.
Childhood Bereavement Network
Grief counselling for children aged between 5-18.
020 8525 6000
Update 30.06.20: Varied Covid resources available to everyone.
Claremont Psychotherapy Service, bereavement Service
Existential phenomenological approach for 18+ individuals
020 7837 3402
Length: once a week, unlimited.
Fee: sliding scale, based on income.
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Offering online activity groups for individuals 65 and over.
Bereavement counselling for children (or anyone with child involvement). E-counselling for 14+ who aren’t situated in local area. Helpline offers telephone advice, signposting and has contact with children’s workshop.
020 8371 8455
Referral: self/ health professional
Fee: free for children, 30£ for adults.
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Offering free services for frontline workers.
Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS)
Psychodynamic – Counselling can be in own home, in a venue across London or over the phone. Available for the Jewish community. Specialises in bereavement
0208 951 3881
Length: 50min p/w, varied number of sessions.
Fee: voluntary contribution.
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms and telephone.
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
Support groups led by volunteer befrienders who have all experienced a neonatal death or stillbirth. All have been trained by SANDS. Groups meet once per month.
020 7436 5881
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Information related to Covid, for professionals and individuals affected available to access.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Helpline or email support service, for anyone affected by bereavement by suicide (18+ only).
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating groups via online platforms.
The Compassionate Friends
Helpline for bereaved parents and their families.
0345 123 2304
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Covid specific resources available.
The Loss Foundation
Provides bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer: support groups, therapy groups, Student groups, social events, weekend retreats, and how to support others.
Update 30.06.20: Reduced service operating via online platforms. Specific Covid loss support available to access.
Suicide and Co.
A charity which provides low cost counselling and support for those who have been bereaved by suicide. Offer up to 12 sessions of counselling by self referral via their online form.
Website: Suicide Bereavement Counselling — Suicide&Co (suicideandco.org)
Tel (Helpline): 0800 054 8400