Helpful Links on the topics of Dying and Bereavement

COVID-19 Update: Important information for those bereaved

During this unprecedented time, you may be in the very difficult position of arranging a funeral for a loved one. Funerals are still allowed to go ahead, but currently with only immediate family attending. This advice may be very difficult for families, and funeral directors will do everything they can to help families say goodbye. For more information from the National Association of Funeral Directors click here

19th April, 2020: For updated information and further guidance on funerals during the coronavirus pandemic, see:

Funeral Directors are also requesting that charitable donations for funerals are made online – you can request donations to AMMF using online platforms such as MuchLoved or via an In Memory page on JustGiving. For more information please click here.

End of Life

We are often asked what to expect when a loved one is near the end of their life. Whilst we cannot say exactly what will happen, we hope this information will give you some insight on what to expect and so help you be better prepared.

Please note: The information provided may be sensitive or distressing for some readers. AMMF is sharing these details to help patients’ families and friends have a better understanding of what to expect when preparing for the death of a loved one. Read More 

Listed below are UK organisations and web-based resources that may be helpful.

Dying Matters
The Dying Matters website has a wealth of information for those approaching the end of their life, and for their carers, relatives and friends – helping people to talk more openly about death, dying and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. There’s much very helpful, practical information on what to expect, planning ahead, what to think about …

The Centre for the Grief Journey
A comprehensive online resource for those who are grieving.


Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies …

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS)
CBCS works to promote the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland – seeking to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss …

Winston’s Wish
Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity and continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.

GriefChat is a safe space for grieving or bereaved people to be able to share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. In addition to this, GriefChat can help bereaved people to consider if they need additional support and where to get this from.

Will Writing – McClure Solicitors
Making a Will is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that your family is taken care of when you are no longer here. AMMF has partnered with McClure Solicitors to offer its supporters a free Will preparation service.

AMMF has no relationship with any of the organisations listed here, other than the reciprocal imparting of information. Links are provided for information only.

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