Child Bereavement Support Organisations
Child Bereavement UK
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Support Line: 0800 028 8840
Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity providing services to bereaved children, young people and their families.
Helpline : 08452 03 04 05
Compassionate Friends offer understanding, support, and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
Helpline: 08451 23 23 04. Open daily 10am to 4pm and 7pm – 10pm.
Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
SANDS is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died. There are around 100 support groups throughout the UK, 12 of which are in Scotland. The groups offer support to bereaved parents, all Sands befrienders are trained by Sands, are volunteers, and are parents who have lost a baby at any stage during pregnancy or shortly after birth; they offer a befriending rather than a counselling service but can direct parents to other services if required.
Helpline: 020 7436 5881. 9.30am – 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6pm-10pm.
The Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Helpline: 0800 282986
Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) Bereavement Support Group
The Tamba BSG is a parent to a parent support group run by bereaved parents. All BSG supporters are volunteers and are parents who have lost a baby or babies during a multiple pregnancy or at any stage after birth; they offer a befriending rather than a counselling service, although BSG does have access to professional support if required.
Helpline: 0800 1380509
Muslin Bereavement Support Services
Provides support after the loss of a child. Their trained female volunteers can provide a free and confidential environment for this, they provide face to face and telephone support in multiple languages. Volunteers provide guidance in accordance with the Qur’an and Ahadeeth on the bereavement process, with advice on prayers and other religious aspects.
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