You may also be entitled to receive financial help and benefits, which can be even more important at this time.

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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)

The Samaritans
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)

Age UK
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.

With the rising cost of living, you may be worried about living with less and paying for more. We're here to help you through this time.

Other organisations that can help

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)

Citizens Advice
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.


Write to:

Bereavement Services
Specialist Customer Support
Nationwide Building Society
SN38 3FN