Leeds Bereavement Forum has now closed, however their website is still currently open, offering information about bereavement and local services. Their Covid-19 information page with bereavement links and resources is also still available.

Leeds Cruse Bereavement Support provides support for bereaved people aged over 18 to help them understand their grief and cope with their loss. They are currently offering telephone support only. You can call them on 0113 234 4150 and leave a voicemail or email leeds@cruse.org.uk

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service (LSBS) provides one-to-one, group and family support and counselling to those who have lost someone through suicide. All face-to-face groups or workshops are postponed right now, but some are now being offered online, including:

  • Partners’ Loss Group
  • Understanding Triggers after Suicide Bereavement
  • Inquests workshop
  • Peer Support Group
  • Expressing Grief using Creativity – Wednesday 11 November 4.30-6pm
  • Coping with Anniversaries and Significant Dates – Thursday 26 November 5.30-7pm

Sign up for sessions by emailing info@leedssbs.org.uk or call Leeds Mind reception on 0113 305 5800. LSBS is still accepting and offering one-to-one support remotely during this time, please complete a referral form which can be found on their website. Go to www.leedssbs.org.uk for the latest information and referral form.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership grief and loss support service is a helpline or online chat service offering practical and emotional support and advice to anyone in Leeds. It’s for anyone experiencing any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community. The helpline is available across West Yorkshire and Harrogate and is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The team can offer support and help connect you with organisations local to you, who can offer additional help where needed. Call them on the freephone number 0808 196 3833 or use the online chat facility.