Health & Welfare

Bereavement

Winchester Bereavement Support is a registered charity. It is a voluntary organisation, offering a confidential support service to bereaved people in Winchester and the surrounding area. Support is given through home visits by carefully selected and trained volunteers. These volunteers are called Bereavement Visitors. There is no charge for the service.

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. Established in 1992 as the first childhood bereavement charity in the UK, Winston’s Wish remains dedicated to supporting children after the death of a parent or sibling.Winston’s Wish can offer a range of practical support to children, families, professionals and anyone concerned about a bereaved child.

Simon Says was launched in 2002 and is a Hampshire charity providing child bereavement support. Their website says: When children lose someone close to them they may feel angry, guilty, frightened and alone. It can be very difficult for a parent, carer, close relative or friend to help a bereaved child when they are grieving too. Simon Says has a number of aims, including: to support Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying and to offer information and advice to move forward in their lives, but never to forget their significant person.