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Bereavement care and support

Grief affects us all differently. There’s no set path or timeline to follow. But there is lots of help available, and we are here to help you get the support you need.

We’re here whenever you need us

If you need support or reassurance over the coming weeks, you can call us at any time of day or night, there will always be someone to take your call.

What to do when somebody dies

As well as organising the funeral, there are other practical steps you will need to take following the death of a loved one. Our guide – What to do when somebody dies – explains each step to help you navigate these coming days and weeks.

Coping with the death of a loved one

Our support doesn’t end when the funeral does. There’s often much to do and process afterwards, and just as we’re here for you and your family in the planning process, we’re here for you afterwards too

Whilst we are happy to help as much as we can, we also know that sometimes our customers need a little more support. That’s why we provide free access to a national network of trained bereavement counsellors.


As a member of SAIF, our customers have access to free, professional bereavement support through SAIF Care.

SAIF Care has a telephone helpline and offers up to six sessions with a trained counsellor.

Other bereavement support

Provides a range of information, services, advocacy, support/activity centres and money advice.

Provides information and support for anyone bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

Provides support for anyone who has lost a child, and for children themselves who are bereaved.

Free confidential advice for problems with debts, benefits, employment, housing etc. that you may be experiencing following a bereavement. Citizens Advice has locations throughout West Sussex. Visit one of the regional websites to find your nearest location.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and online support for anyone who has experienced a loss.

You can also access friendship groups that meet regularly for support, social activities held at their local branches, and bereavement volunteers trained in counselling who can visit you at home for an hour on a weekly basis for an average of six sessions.

They have three branches in West Sussex: Chichester and Arun; Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex; and Worthing and District.

Information and advice specifically for young people who have been recently bereaved. Site provides an opportunity to share stories and experiences with others.

One of the UK’s leading bereavement and loss counselling charities and provides services to all people in the community from the age of 4+

A coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, aiming to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement.

Founded by Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, their mission is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close.

Mind provides information and signposting services. You can ask about mental health problems, treatment options and where to get help near you.

An animal charity in East Sussex that can help with rehoming a pet if it needs to be given up following a death.

Provides information and support for anybody affected by the death of a baby.

The Samaritans offer 24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk. You can contact them on:

Online access to specialist information and advice for people who have experienced a sudden bereavement.

Provides support after an epilepsy-related death. The charity provides information on SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). The support line offers valuable listening space and ongoing emotional support, counselling and opportunities to take part in their research.

UK charity that supports families bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

Emotional and practical support and local groups for anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.

Offers a range of services supporting bereaved parents and their families.

Confidential support for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.  Also offer access to a closed Facebook group where bereaved families can talk and support each other.

Offers a peer-to-peer support network to anyone who was aged 50 or under when their partner died.

Funeral arranging

We’ve been caring for bereaved families for more than 150 years. In that time we’ve learnt a lot about how to help families say a fitting goodbye to their loved ones.

Funeral plans

Planning for later life is never an easy thing to do, but it can be comforting and reassuring to know that you’ve taken care of your arrangements, including your funeral.

Est 1867

We've been funeral directors since 1867, so know how to ensure your loved ones receive the respect and dignity they deserve. The family tradition of combining modern-day efficiency with old fashioned customer care continues to this day.

— Est. 1867 Design & DevelopmentWebsite by CHOPS.

Contact us

We endeavour to respond to every email as soon as we can. You can call at any time of day or night. There will always be someone to take your call.