Katharine House Hospice Bereavement Support Service

Providing bereavement support for everyone in north Oxfordshire and south Northamptonshire in addition to family and friends of people under the care of Katharine House Hospice.

CRUSE Bereavement Care 

An Oxford-based charity helping people through one of the most painful times in life with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

  • Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (freephone; Mon and Fri, 9.30am–5pm; Tue–Thu, 9.30am–8pm; Sat–Sun, 10am–2pm)
  • Online chat also available via the website .


24-hour confidential and emotional support helpline

  • Helpline: 116 123 (freephone; open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
  • Email: [email protected] (responses vary; it may take several days to get a response by email)
  • Online chat also available via the website .

Banbury Samaritans, covering Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Daventry and Towcester.

  • Tel: 0330 094 5717 (Mon–Fri, 11am–10pm; Sat, 8–10pm; Sun, 2–10pm)

Charities providing support for children and teenagers and their families

Child Bereavement UK 

Child Bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to the age of 25) and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They offer free, confidential bereavement support for individuals, couples, children, young people and families, by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK. Face-to-face support is available, too, from a number of locations.

  • Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (freephone; Mon–Fri (except Bank Holidays), 9am–5pm)
  • Online chat also available via the website .


SeeSaw provides grief support both pre- and post-bereavement for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire. Through appropriate and timely support, SeeSaw can help to reduce the emotional, psychological and mental health consequences of bereavement.  Young people are then able to face the future with hope.

  • Tel: 01865 744768 (Mon–Fri, 8.30am–4.30pm)

Winston’s Wish 

A national charity helping children, teens and young adults to find their feet after their worlds have been turned upside down by grief. They also support parents, family members, teachers and professionals with the words, the advice and the guidance for their bereaved young person.

  • Helpline: 08088 020 021 (freephone; Mon–Fri, 8am–8pm)

Young Minds 

UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, supporting young people, their parents and adults working with young people.

  • Parents' helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon–Fri, 9.30am–4pm)
  • Webchat and email also available via the website .

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