Leeds University Union Bereaved Student Network:


BSN is a peer-led support network for bereaved students.

Grief is a strange experience that affects people in different ways, and unless you’ve been there it can be hard to understand the ups and downs. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to somebody who really gets it.

BSN aims to bring people together and provide support through a wide-range of events, from creative workshops and film showings to walks and bowling evenings. We want to give students opportunities to address their grief in ways that suit them, with absolutely no pressure. We are not a counselling service but we can help you enjoy your time at uni.

Membership is free and doesn’t mean you are committed to anything, it just helps us keep track of contacts. Sign up to our mailing list, drop us an email, or join our Facebook page (LUU BSN – Bereaved Student Network) for relevant posts and updates on our events and activities.


Cruse Bereavement Care:


“We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.

Our volunteers are here to help you talk things through. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to other services and useful sources of information.

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when we’re open until 8pm.

The number is 0808 808 1677​”


Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service by LSLCS & Leeds Mind


“Leeds City Council has provided funding for a suicide bereavement service in Leeds. The project is run by Leeds Mind and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service with support from Leeds Bereavement Forum. The workers have their own personal experience of suicide bereavement.

You can access support as an individual, family or work place. We provide 1:1, peer groups, family support and counselling. Whether you were affected by a suicide that was a few days, weeks or decades ago. We will support you whoever you have lost – this may be a parent, child, partner, sibling, other relative, friend or work colleague.

You can use the service if you believe someone you care about has ended their own life, even if this has not been officially recognised or you haven’t had an inquest. We also support people who feel affected by a suicide but do not identify as bereaved, for example if you witnessed a death.”