Emotional and financial support when someone dies
Living with bereavement can be a challenging time. Our team are happy to talk it all through if anything isn't clear, and there are lots of charities and support organisations on hand to help you every step of the way.
You may also be entitled to receive financial help and benefits, which can be even more important at this time.
What's on this page
Support with emotional and mental health
There are various organisations available to help support you and your family with your emotional and mental needs following a bereavement.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Help with understanding and coping with grief following the death of someone close.
Cruse Bereavement Care (opens in a new window)
A completely confidential service offering support for any type of emotional distress.
The Samaritans (opens in a new window)
Child Bereavement UK
Information, training and specialised support for when a child dies or a child is bereaved.
Child Bereavement UK (opens in a new window)
Free help and advice from the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping people make the most of later life.
Age UK (opens in a new window)
Widowed and Young
Support group for young, widowed men and women across the UK, married or not, with children or without.
Widowed and Young (opens in a new window)
Support with your finances
Sometimes, unexpected events like bereavement can leave you struggling financially. So, we've made a guide for when your money doesn't seem to stretch far enough.
There are also lots of organisations available to help you with your financial affairs.
HM Revenue and Customs
For tax-related questions.
HM Revenue and Customs (opens in a new window)
The Probate Service
Guidance for dealing with probate and Inheritance Tax.
The Probate Service (opens in a new window)
Free legal advice and support.
Citizens Advice (opens in a new window)
Talk to us
You can discuss where you are what you need to do with our bereavement team. We're here to help.
Call our bereavement helpdesk:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Saturday, 9am to 12pm.
Closed Sundays and bank holidays.
Specialist Customer Support
Nationwide Building Society