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Our Mission Statement

We aim to provide you with bereavement support and information when you need it- 24 hours a day 365 days a year, the site is available at your fingertips.

Funded through our work with organisations and professionals, bespoke training courses, consultations and written articles- our online support to you is and always has been completely free. We will endeavour to provide you with our personal support alongside guidance to, in our experience, some of the very best agencies across the globe. Our mission is to help you find the very best service at a time when you may need it most.

About Us

BereavementUK Founder Alex James MBACP

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Alex is an experienced professional bereavement counsellor and consultant who has been working with bereaved individuals and families for many years. Specialising in sudden traumatic bereavement, Alex has worked for agencies as a trauma support worker, trainer and voluntarily for a charitable trust supporting those impacted by road death.

BereavementUK began many years ago as an MSN online bereavement group offered by a small group of likeminded people. It was probably one of the very first on line bereavement support forums in the UK. Alex, recognising the need for qualified bereavement support, offered confidential e-mail support 365 days a year. In those early days the group worked closely with other support forums across the world and in particular the USA. From this humble beginning BereavementUK grew. Alex has since appeared on national and local radio and is the author of Living with Bereavement, the 2nd edition of which has been provided exclusively on this website as a complimentary e-book.

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