The Counselling Foundation

The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that has provided counselling and counselling training for the better mental health of communities in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for over forty years. They offer free NHS and subsidised weekly counselling for anxiety, depression and bereavement for those aged 16+, as well as grief support groups for those who have experienced a similar loss and to help promote healing through education and support after the bereavement of a family member, friend or colleague. 


CRUSE Hertfordshire

Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire offers support when you need it most.

Telephone: 01707 278 389


The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents and their families after the death of their son or
daughter, at any age and from any cause.

Helpline: 0845 123 2304

Telephone: 01767 689 781


Bereavement Support Guides

There are some very good guides to support people during bereavement in these challenging times.

There are versions for adults, parents and carers and young people. There is also an easy read version for adults and young people with additional needs.

The guides can be viewed or downloaded from

Road Victims Trust

Provides emotional and practical support to those affected by fatal and serious injury road collisions in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Telephone: 01234 843 345


WAY Foundation (Widowed and Young)

A national charity offering a social and support network for men and women who lost their partner when aged 50 or under.

The Hospice of St Francis - Berkhamsted

The hospice offers a bereavement service to those of all ages.

Telephone: 01442 869 550



Sands offer support to those whose baby has died through late miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death.

Telephone: 0808 164 3332


Stand by Me

Stand-by-me bereavement support is here to help children & families in North Herts & Stevenage when someone close to them has died or is dying.

Telephone: 07469 255 163


Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provide person-centred hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care they provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things they take care of too. They do whatever they can to be a safety net for their patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.

Telephone: 01767 642 429


Way Up

A national charity offering a social and support network for men and women who lost their partner when aged 51 or over.


Listening Place - Ware

The Listening Place is for those who need a place to share their experiences of grief and loss. It offers a safe place where individuals can find a ‘listening ear’ and support in times of loss for any reason.