Murder/Manslaughter        (please click the logos for website links)


Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall

Cornwall Helpline  01726 76100 

National Helpline 0808 8081677

Email: cornwall@cruse.org.uk

website: www.cruse.org.uk

Support for Young People - www.hopeagain.org.uk




Penhaligon's Friends

Children's Bereavement Support Charity in Cornwall

For children, young people and their families following the death of someone significant

Helpline: 01209 210624 or 01209 215889 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Email: enquiries@penhaligonsfriends.org.uk

Website: www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk 

Free advice, guidance, support and resources via our telephone helpline/email/video calls and chat/group session for young people online/group sessions online for parents and carers of bereaved children / Support via Facebook Messenger/resources. Support and advice to professionals and schools.




SAMM- Support after murder and manslaughter


Due to the coronavirus the SAMM office is temporarily closed but we are still here to support you. 

Please email samm.national@gmail.com and we will respond.

Please leave your name, email address and phone number and we will contact you to in order to support you.




The Compassionate Friends – when a child has died

The Compassionate Friends Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families

0345 123 2304 National Helpline Number     

Open every day 10:00 to 16:00 & 19:00 to 22:00 - always answered by a bereaved parent.

Website: www.tcf.org.uk




Victim Support 

Anyone affected by crime in England or Wales can contact for free, confidential support. 


Call our Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111

Call the Victims’ Information Service on 08 08 16 89 293




Widowed & Young

WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.


Although our face-to-face meet ups are on hold for now, we have an incredibly active online community through our members’ only website and Facebook groups – we are already seeing people banding together, reassuring each other and finding ways to connect to each other during this challenging time by organising virtual meet ups through Zoom and other online apps. 




Enable Law

Enable Law are expert Solicitors specialising in supporting families/individuals with legal issues after bereavement - particularly Inquests, legal claims for financial support after accidental or unexpected death.

Free initial advice/support with signposting/legal triage and guidance to individuals or professionals.

Willing to provide bespoke training on legal issues to groups.

Contact Mike Bird (Partner, Solicitor, Penhaligon's Friends Trustee)


Enable Law, High Water House, Malpas Road, Truro TR1 1QH


email Mike.bird@enablelaw.com

phone: 03303 116900

Also consider others who may be involved depending on the circumstances:  



Coroners Office

Funeral Directors


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