Bereavement Links

The RAF Widows' Association

The RAF Widows' Association offers support, comfort, friendship and advice to those newly bereaved whose spouse was serving in the Royal Air Force at the time of their death.

The Association has members of all ages in many parts of the UK, many with children. They work with the RAF and many Service-related charities who provide help and information and are always willing to talk with you and, if there is a member in your area, they can arrange for someone to meet or visit you.

If you have an enquiry, please call them on 0870 5143 901.

RAF Widows' Association Website

The War Widows' Association

The WWA is essentially a pressure group and exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.

War Widows' Association Website

The Military Families Support Group

The website is intended to offer help, support, information and guidance for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one while serving with the UK Armed Forces.

Military Families Support Group Website

Bereavement Counselling

The Counselling Directory can put you in touch with a counsellor or psychotherapist dealing with bereavement. The Directory only lists qualified personnel who have provided proof of their qualifications and insurance cover or their registration with a recognised professional body.

Bereavement Counselling


Anyone can contact Cruse if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death.

The Child Bereavement Charity

The Child Bereavement Charity (CBC) provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.

Child Death Helpline

Child Death Helpline is a Helpline for all those affected by the death of a child.

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. They offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child, and believe that the right support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.

Winston's Wish Website

Death in the Family - Helping Children to Cope

When someone in the family dies, everyone is affected - including the children. Below is a link to an article by the Royal College of Psychiatrists which offers advice on how to cope.
Death in the family - helping children to cope

RAFBF Duke of Kent School

Where a parent's death or severe disablement has occurred whilst serving, the Fund may assist with the costs of boarding education from age eight.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars.

The Armed Forces Memorial

The National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of Remembrance

SeeSaw Grief Support

SeeSaw Grief Support helps Oxfordshire children both before and after a family bereavement. They also provide advice to parents, teachers and other professionals to help the child move forward.

SeeSaw website