St John’s Winchester Charity

Useful Links

Charter House Counselling

Based in Portsmouth, but with counsellors available across the south, Charter House Counselling provides a high quality, personalised service, offering genuine choice for individuals, couples and families needing support. Some of our clients pay a fee per session from £43 to £46, and others are sponsored by their employers or healthcare insurer.

Please take a look at their website by using the following link:

In the first instance please contact Pam Gully on 02392 737 317 for an informal discussion about your needs.


0870 167 1677

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support. It offers information, advice, education and training services.

Miscarriage Association

We know that miscarriage can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience. If you have been affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, whether recently or long ago, we hope that you will find here support, information and comfort.

The Miscarriage Association
c/o Clayton Hospital
West Yorkshire WF1 3JS

helpline: 01924 200799 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm)

volunteers manager: 01924 339207

admin: 01924 200795 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm

Benefits Agency

Find local office in local phone directory under Social Security or Benefits Agency

Public Enquiry Office 020 7712 2171

Relevant leaflets and advice on claiming benefits.

Bereavement Register

To register details, contact: 0870 600 7222

Aims to supply names of the recently deceased to mail order companies to ensure that names and addresses are removed from their databases so that mailings are not sent out, causing distress to the bereaved and embarrassment to the companies.

British Humanist Association

1 Gower Street



Tel: 020 7070 3580

Fax 020 7079 358


Information on non-religious funerals, including suggested readings and pieces of music. Can also provide an officiant.

British Medical Association

BMA House

Tavistock Square



Tel: 020 7387 4499

Fax: 020 7383 6400

Governing body for the British medical profession.

British Organ Donor Society (BODY)




Tel: 01223 893636


Information and general enquiries as well as support for donor and recipient families.

The Child Bereavement Trust

Aston House

West Wycombe

High Wycombe


HP14 3AG

Tel: 01494 446648

Fax: 01494 440057

The Child Bereavement Trust provides support and counselling for grieving families. It is a charity that cares for bereaved families by training and supporting professional carers. Established in 1994 by Jenni Thomas and Julia Samuel, it aims to increase awareness and acknowledge the importance of grief and loss.

It offers a number of helpful books and videos for grieving families as well as professionals. There is also an Information and Support Line for professionals caring for bereaved families. It is available on 0845 357 1000 between 9am and 5pm.

Great Ormond Street also offers a Child Death Helpline on 020 7813 8160.

ACT & Children's Hospices UK

618 Warwick Riad, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1AA  0121 711 1636



Tel: 0117 922 1556

Fax: 0117 930 4707


Offers advice and information