Winston’s Wish provides bereavement support to young people up to the age of 25. Our team can offer advice, guidance and bereavement support on a one-off or ongoing basis, depending on your needs.

Freephone Helpline

Our Helpline team are here to listen, answer questions and provide information and resources to help you with your grief. If you need support you can speak to them by phone, email or live chat.

Call 08088 020 021. We’re open from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday. Calls are free and confidential.

Email or fill out this contact form. We’ll aim to reply within two working days.

Live chat is open 3-8pm, Monday to Friday – click on ‘Chat with us’ on the homepage to speak to us.

Bereavement Support Services

There might be times when you need specialist grief support. Our team of Bereavement Support Practitioners can offer individual digital bereavement support.

Please call 08088 020 021 or email and our Helpline team will talk with you to help to identify what support you need.

Live grief talks

Growing with grief: Guide to an undiscussed topic

What is grief? Am I grieving the right way? How do I even start to grieve?

Grief is complex, it’s complicated and it’s messy. Whilst everyone grieves differently there are some common threads and themes that can be helpful to know when it comes to navigating life after the death of someone important to you.

Our ‘Growing with Grief’ live talk is an online information session led by a Winston’s Wish Bereavement support worker covering:

  • Understanding your feelings and responses after the death of someone important
  • How grief impacts us and the changes of emotions and behaviours we may experience
  • Coping strategies and how to address difficult feelings

You can also submit any questions to a member of our bereavement support team.

The sessions are anonymous (so no need to switch on your webcam) and it’s up to you whether you participate or simply observe and listen.

Click the button below to see the dates and times of our next live talks and book your place via eventbrite.

Crisis Messenger

Do you need immediate help? Our Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 and is free and confidential. Text WW to 85258 to start a conversation. This service is powered by our trusted partners, Shout and Crisis Text Line.