Support Services

Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support. At the moment, face to face bereavement support is not possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many bereavement charities are providing online support and helplines. Please visit their websites to check how to access this support.​

If you are looking for a particular organisation you can search by name by scrolling down the list.  It is alphabetical and 'local' organisations are listed first, then UK wide. Our aim is for these organisations to self submit their details to ensure they are accurate and up to date. Where they have done this, the organisation is marked with a tick.     

If you are newly bereaved, feel free to use our GriefChat facility where a bereavement counsellor will (confidentially) talk with you.

Also the "Tell Us Once" government service will allow you to notify more than 20 services and organisations of a death.


A Child Of Mine UK Wide

A Child of Mine is a registered charity supporting families across the Midlands and UK and working alongside healthcare professionals when a child has died.  We educate on the needs and experiences of bereaved parents which helps to improve the care they give in the future. We are a small charity but work passionately to deliver services for families who have lost a child at any age or circumstance. 

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Practical support, Listening, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Events, Grants

AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) UK Wide

AAFDA is a national organisation helping families emotionally and practically after homicide (especially domestic homicide). Our expert caseworkers have suffered either homicide in their families or serious domestic abuse. We specialise in guiding and advocating in Domestic Homicide Reviews, Mental Health Reviews, Serious Case Reviews, Inquests and other inquiries.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Practical support, Listening, Website articles and information, Advocacy

Aching Arms UK Wide

Aching Arms is a national charity that provides free comfort bears to bereaved parents to support their mental health and healing after the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth or soon after.

We work with midwives in EPUs, NICUs and labour wards to help bring comfort to bereaved parents by asking them to offer our comfort bears to those who have lost a baby. The bears we give are a gift from another family who has experienced the loss of a baby, so the parents receiving the bear know they are not alone.

Services: Friendship support, Website articles and information

Action on Pre-eclampsia UK Wide

We’re a national charity who campaigns and lobbies for funds, research and education to support those affected by Pre-eclampsia.

Services: Professional counselling, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

Age UK UK Wide

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

Services: Phone helpline, Groups, Peer support, Practical support, Listening, Email support, Website articles and information, Friendship support, telephone and email support

Aiden's Elephants UK Wide

Aidan’s Elephants is a Non Profit Organisation which was founded in 2012 by Helen and Gurjit Chhokar, in memory of their son Aidan Christopher, who sadly died from a metabolic disorder when he was two days old.

The organisation is committed to ensuring that families, who have lost a child of any gestation or age, receive outstanding levels of care and support. Locally, its primary role is donating handmade Memory Boxes, Recognition of Life Certificates and other memorial keepsakes to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, in addition to providing funding for Midwife Bereavement Training, the ‘Sunbeam’ Bereavement Suite and specialist equipment. On a National level, Aidan’s Elephants offers online support via their website and social media channels, to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby or young child, and aims to raise awareness of the need for better short and long term support following the loss of a child of any gestation or age.

Services: Website articles and information

Alice's Escapes UK Wide

Alice's vision was to enable every sick child to enjoy a holiday with their family - an escape where they could be looked after from start to finish and simply enjoy being together. After a five-year battle with cancer, Alice gained her wings early in 2013. Her family and friends, along with invaluable support from the community and local businesses, are committed to ensuring her legacy lives on

Services: Holidays

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) UK Wide

ARC is the only national charity helping parents and healthcare professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Listening, Drop in, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

Ashwood Therapy UK Wide

Ashwood Therapy is a private online counselling service run by Rob Oglesby, a BACP-registered therapist with extensive experience assisting those facing the loss of a child or young person. Counselling is provided through secure video call, instant messaging and encrypted email and a free, no-obligation online consultation is available.

Services: One to One, Professional counselling

ASSIST Trauma care Across England Across Wales

Specialist evidence-based trauma therapy for individuals and families bereaved by homicide

Services: One to One

The organisations that run these services have freely provided us with their information for our database.
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We seek to contact them to update the information at regular intervals but cannot be responsible for the accuracy at any one time. reserves the right to remove any entry from this database without notifying the organisation