Supporting families who have suffered the loss of a child or have a child living with medical complexities

Supporting families who have suffered the loss of a child or have a child living with medical complexities


Finding support that’s right for you

We are so sorry that you have experienced the loss of your precious child.

On this page you will find information and resources about other various organisations to help to support you:

Grief and bereavement support 

Baby loss and miscarriage support 

Suicide loss support

Homicide loss support 

Road incident loss support 

    If you’re in crisis and need to talk right now, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen:

    Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: [email protected] for a reply within 24 hours


    The organisations below provide bereavement support and information to parents who have experienced the loss of a child anywhere in the UK.

    Some of these organisations provide support depending on your specific experience, and others provide support for bereavement generally.

    Grief and Bereavement Support


    Teddy’s Wish – support for bereaved parents and families through care packages and fully funded counselling.

    Child Bereavement UK – helping children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.

    Children of Jannah– supporting bereaved parents who experience baby loss, holding at their core the Muslim belief that all children who die enter Heaven (called Jannah in Arabic).

    Child Death Helpline – 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

    Once Upon a Smile – Enables families to adjust to a new life without their loved one

    The Loss Foundation – The Loss Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members, friends or colleagues.

    At A Loss – National bereavement signposting website, including training on how to talk to a young person about bereavement.

    Let’s Talk About Loss – safe space for 18-35 year olds to talk about grief, run meets ups across UK.


    Together for Short Lives – support for bereaved families and professionals working to support children.

    Good Grief Trust – Support and services for those experiencing grief through the loss of a loved one.

    Dying Matters The Dying Matters campaign aims to widen the national conversation about death, dying and bereavement.

    Winston’s WishHelps children rebuild their lives after the death of a sibling, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.

    Care For FamilyBereavement support for families (loss of any age, under any circumstances) – Christian based, however, supports everyone.

    Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS) Offers confidential counselling to individuals, couples, children and families in the Jewish Community who are experiencing loss.

    Muslim Bereavement Support Service – Non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved mothers who have lost a child at any stage.

    Bereaved Parent SupportResources, telephone befriending and events to help those who have lost a son or daughter of any age, in any circumstance.


    Baby Loss and Miscarriage Support


    Sands – stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Up-to-date information and support available for bereaved parents, families and healthcare professionals.

    The Miscarriage Association – support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy with helpline, live chat, email service and online support available.

    Petals – the baby loss counselling charity, offering free specialist counselling to women and partners who suffer psychological distress from trauma and grief related to pregnancy or baby loss.


    The Compassionate Friends – peer support for bereaved parents and their families. Please note: support is predominantly for parents who have lost a baby of a few months old rather than loss to miscarriage, stillbirth or in the early weeks of life.

    Lullaby Trust – support for bereaved families who have lost a child through SIDS.

    Aching Arms – offer support to recently and longer ago bereaved parents after a loss during pregnancy, birth, or infancy.

    Tommy’s offer a range of resources and support for parents of loss.

    Suicide Loss Support


    Facing the FutureSupport groups developed by Samaritans & Cruse Bereavement Care to support those bereaved by suicide.

    Greater Manchester Bereavement Service – Supports those who are bereaved by suicide and those who are concerned that someone they know may be thinking of suicide.


    Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) – SoBS meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.



    Homicide Loss Support

    SAMM NationalSAMM provides a wide range of peer support services to people bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

    Victim Support – An independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

    Escaping Victimhood – A charity providing unique, supportive residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by the trauma of serious crime.  We currently specialise in those bereaved by murder and manslaughter.

    Road Incident Loss Support 

    Brake Helpline A free support service for people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes.

    Sibling Support

    Grief EncounterBereavement support for siblings and young people aged 4-25 (may be specific regions, not too sure).

    Kaleidoscope Plus – 24 hour text crisis support.

    Sibling Support – Online resources for siblings who are bereaved.


    Road Incident Loss Support 

    Brake Helpline A free support service for people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes.