If you have come to this page because you have been bereaved we would like to offer you our sympathy, we trust that you find the resources helpful. The booklets below have been developed to help bereaved people in various circumstances. The Bereavement Support Organisations section also provides links to voluntary and community organisations’ websites, where you will find further resources.

Trust Resources

Each Trust has a bereavement booklet which is given to families when a patient dies and a Bereavement Section on the Trust website which contains further local information

BHSCT Booklet           BHSCT internet bereavement site

NHSCT Booklet         NHSCT internet bereavement site

SEHSCT Booklet        SEHSCT internet bereavement site

SHSCT Booklet           SHSCT internet bereavement site

WHSCT Booklet          WHSCT internet bereavement site

Regional Resources (HSC)

Nursing Home

Information and Guidance after the death of a relative or friend in a nursing or residential home


When someone close to you dies a guide for talking with and supporting children

Learning Disability

When someone dies: easy read leaflet to support people with learning disability through bereavement

When someone dies: support booklet for family carers and professionals supporting a person with learning disability

       Sudden Death Booklets

Dealing with Sudden Death in Adulthood

Dealing with Sudden Death Helping Children and Adolescents

Dealing with Sudden Death Information for Young People

Sudden Death Common Grief Reactions

Coroners Inquest

Coroners Liaison Officer

Coroners Postmortem Examination Information for Relatives

Hospital Post Mortem Examination Booklets

Hospital Post Mortem Examination of Baby or Child under 16

Hospital Post Mortem Examination of an Adult or Child over 16

Regional and National Bereavement Resources 

Carers UK

Motor Neurone Disease Bereavement Booklet 

Useful Website

Caring for Carers  is dedicated to carers providing core information for family members or friends who are providing support to a person who needs palliative care. The site, hosted on contains videos, downloads, links and information that has been created by a group of experts, including carers, from across the island of Ireland.