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Death - bereavement - advice and support

Bereavement is a highly personal and often traumatic event and, when someone close to you dies, you will need advice and support.

Practical help is available from a funeral director or from your family doctor, but there are also many agencies that can offer more guidance about what happens next and what you need to do. Simply talking to someone sympathetic can be a big help.

You can find out more about registering a death and obtaining a death certificate here.

Letting people know about the death

When you book an appointment to register a death with one of our registrars, you will be given the option to use our "tell us once" service to notify all government departments and local council services about the death.

In addition to this, you may need to close down accounts or cancel or change insurance details, subscriptions, agreements, payments or direct debits. pdf icon This list offers some common suggestions [82kb].

Further support

You can use the community directory to find organisations who can support you with your bereavement.

This page was last updated on 12 October 2016