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Use the categories below to find appropriate and local support.


Sands - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity UK Wide

Sands is a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive from health care and other professionals; and reduce the number of babies who do die by funding research and working closely with other organisations to create a world where fewer babies die.

We have a free national helpline offering bereavement support and information on the telephone and by email. We also offer support through a moderated forum, information booklets and over 100 local peer support groups.

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

Scottish Cot Death Trust Across Scotland

Scotland's only cot death charity. Support services include bereavement support home visits, individual and couple counselling and befriending. The Next Infant Support Programme is available during pregnancy and for 12 months after baby is born, including the loan of an apnoea monitor, for parents and siblings affected by cot death.

Services: One to One, Peer support, Friendship support, Practical support, Professional counselling, Listening, Website articles and information, Events

Stop Mail UK Wide

Our free service will help you stop unwanted mail to the recently deceased and work towards reducing the likelihood of identity theft following a loss. This can be done online or by telephone using the contact details below.

Services: Practical support, Phone helpline

Sue Ryder Online Community - Sue Ryder UK Wide

Online forum where bereaved adults can exchanges messages, share feelings and support each other. It's a free service, accessible 24/7 via computer, smart phone or tablet, and you can choose an anonymous screen name. Moderated by Sue Ryder to ensure a safe and supportive environment.

Services: Peer support, Website articles and information

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) UK Wide

We exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Many of those helping have themselves been bereaved by suicide.

Services: Groups, Peer support, Phone helpline, Website articles and information, Email support

Tamba - Twin and Multiple Birth Association Bereavement Support Group UK Wide

The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards. Tamba BSG offers parent to parent support via our befriending service and via our facebook bereavement support group.

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

The Alder Centre Across England

Care and Education for anyone affected by the loss of a child of any age from conception to adults, under any circumstances no matter how recent or long ago.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Friendship support, Professional counselling, Events, Holidays

The Child Death Helpline UK Wide

A helpline for all those affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago

Services: Listening, Phone helpline

The Compassionate Friends UK Wide

An organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. We offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents, and available for support and information 365 days a year, a website and moderated online forum and supportive social media groups, local support groups and contacts, weekend gatherings and retreats, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a postal library. Some adult bereaved sibling support is also available.

We also have local groups.  Please ring us or email if your search does not show a local group near you.

Services: Groups, One to One, Peer support, Phone helpline, Events, Holidays, Email support, Friendship support

The Coroners' Courts Support Service Across England

The CCSS is a registered charity whose trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support to bereaved families, witnesses and others attending an Inquest at the Coroner's Court.

We aim to:
- support practically and emotionally the family and other witnesses attending the Coroner’s Courts.
- liaise with other parties appearing before the court to ensure their understanding of its role and the procedures, in order to facilitate its smooth and effective administration.
- to signpost families and witnesses to other agencies if so requested, for ongoing help with coming to terms with their bereavement.

Services: Practical support, Listening, Phone helpline, Website articles and information

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