Support for people who are bereaved as a result of drug and alcohol use

We can provide you with links to appropriate organisations who can can support you around the loss of a loved-one through alcohol or other drugs.

Counselling services can provide a safe place to express your grief and difficult thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment, allowing you to make sense of your own personal grief process.

  • Cruse Bristol: Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers. Tel: 0117 926 4045
  • Avon Counselling & Psychotherapy Service: provides counselling and psychotherapy to the community. Tel: 0117 9304447
  • Wessex Counselling Service: The service is centred in Frome but their Bristol centre is at 11 Orchard Street, BS1 5EH. Tel: 01373 453355
  • Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling:  Including number of counsellors and therapists work in Bristol. Tel: 01225 429720
  • Bridge Foundation: Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families. Tel: 0117 9424510

For more information about bereavement through alcohol and drugs please visit the BEAD Project.


Bereavement Memorial

Bereavement Through Addiction was founded in 2009 by two parents, Joan Hollywood and Paul Craig, as a result of their experience of losing their son. BTA hold an annual memorial to mark the lives of those lost to alcohol and other drugs.

Attend memorial

If you are interested in contributing to BTA, please email us at [email protected].