The Society is an independent professional membership organisation founded in London in 2005 for all who work with and for bereaved people, and who are committed to giving only the best bereavement care, education and support, which encompasses a broad spectrum of professions and skills.

Some are directly involved in bereavement care and some less obviously so. Many are represented in our membership which is drawn from a wide range of of professional areas, including:

  • Funeral Directors
  • Nurses
  • Carers
  • Council Staff
  • Educators
  • Counsellors
  • Clergy
  • Celebrants

Membership of SBP is open to anyone working in the field of bereavement care and support, and the use of SBP post-nominal letters is an acknowledged sign of professional and personal commitment to best practice.


Following restructure in 2016 we now offer three grades of membership, each designed to suit individuals at all levels of their career:

Member:  MSBP

Accredited Member:  MSBP(Acc)

Fellow:  FSBP


Wherever you are in your career we look forward to welcoming you as a member of SBP!

George Callander,


Keith Munt,