Bereavement Support in Dorset

Find local bereavement support

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time but it may be particularly traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a wealth of support available to you, and Dorset HealthCare have put together details of support services ranging from emotional support and peer support to practical advice and guidance. We have listed these services below.

Advice and guidance

Bereavement support


Children and families

Other resources and support

Mental health crisis

If you're in distress or feel you can't cope, contact Connection, Dorset's 24/7 helpline on 0300 123 5440 or call Samaritans 116 123

Bereavement by suicide

If you're not sure what you might find helpful, Dorset Open Door can help. As a partnership of healthcare organisations and charities, they'll explore your options with you and link you with the right service.

You can click the button below, call 01305 361 361 or email Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Dorset Open Door