Cruse Bereavement Care

Support, advice and information for children, young people and adults when someone dies. The charity also works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677​




Child Bereavement Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Facebook: @winstonswishcharity

Twitter: @winstonwish 

Telephone: 080 880 2021



Fowards Bereavement Group Colchester

Forwards is a Colchester group consisting of those that are single by bereavement. We meet each week, and also have many events including; group holidays, parties, meals, whist drives, walks, dances and outings to the cinema. If you are bereaved and would like to join us please along one Wednesday evening to our meeting and see if you like it.


St Helena

St Helena support to all those who have been bereaved in North Essex, regardless of the cause of death or where they have died. As grief is a very personal experience they offer a range of support tailored to the individual’s needs.

If you have been bereaved you can contact the bereavement team Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm on 01255 258240 for an informal conversation about the service to see if it is suitable for you. You can also email with the subject ‘Bereavement’. Although operational between Monday and Friday, 9.00am and 5.00pm, appointments can be made to fit in with your timetable if you need more flexibility. You can refer yourself or be referred by family and friends or any health and social care professional.


Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Telephone: 0808 808 1677