Independent Age has set up GriefChat to provide emotional support for bereaved people, access to trained bereavement counsellors and referral into other specialist bereavement services.

No-one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. It’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact of bereavement of your life and this is why Independent Age offer the GriefChat service.

GriefChat was created by bereavement experts and you can chat directly to a specially trained bereavement counsellor. GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need. GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm or by email out of these hours.

Access online by pop-up chat window here:

Independent Age phone: 020 7605 4200