Death Cafe

Tea cup with a floral skull design on it filled with dark liquid and saucer.

This will be a space to come and talk about death, dying, bereavement and loss*.

A Death Cafe isn’t meant to be morbid, but it provides a space for talking about what for too many people is a taboo topic and one that many in society shy away from. In the midst of the current climate, this Death Cafe event will be held via Zoom. Attendees will receive a link and a password to access the event.

*Please note, this is not intended as therapy. Please see for general information on Death Cafes and support sources below.

Bereavement Sources of Support

Local Support: Bradford

Bradford Bereavement Support. Provide bereavement counselling for people in the Bradford area. 01274 619 522.

Cruise Bereavement Care. Craven and Bradford District. Helpline and referrals: 01756 797 799 (Mon 2-4pm, Wed 5-7pm, Fri 10-12noon). Provide bereavement support from a trained volunteer.

University of Bradford, Student counselling 01274 235750

University of Bradford, Chaplaincy 07754 715584


Cruise Bereavement Care. Sheffield. / 0114 249 3328. Provide bereavement support from a trained volunteer.

Bereavement Support – Cathedral House, Sheffield. 0114 272 2522.


Cruise Bereavement Care Manchester. / 07377 710 382. Offer support and help to those who are grieving.

The Compassionate Friends. Support bereaved parents and their families. Evening support group in Didsbury 7-9pm, second Tuesday of the month.

National Support services:

Cruse Bereavement Care. A national helpline that offers support, advice, and information when someone dies. Free helpline number: 0808 808 1677. Monday and Friday 9:30-5pm.Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30-8pm (excluding bank holidays)

Lullaby Trust. National helpline that provides a confidential support service for families who experience the sudden loss of a baby or toddler. Helpline: 0808 802 6868 (Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm, Weekends and public holidays: 6pm-10pm).

Sue Ryder: Advice and Support/ coping with grief / 116 123 (UK – direct dial, free call)

Child Bereavement UK. Provides support for the death of a child of any age. Helpline: 029 2081 0800 (Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am – 4:30pm). / 0800 090 2309

Blue Cross for Pets. Offers support to anyone grieving for the loss of a pet. Helpline: 0800 096 6606 (Monday-Sunday 8:30am-8:30pm).

Further sources of interest

Compiled by the Continuing Bonds project: (please note this email address is not staffed 24/7). Dr Karina Croucher,