We know that the death of your child is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and you may be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted. It can be hard to take in information or to make decisions. There is support available. Many parents find meeting others too painful to bear but for those who wish to receive support, the following information may help you to find the right support for you and your family.
Child Bereavement UK
Support and Information helpline: 0800 02 888 40
Support for bereaved parents on the helpline.
Directory of support with local groups.
Child Death Helpline
Helpline: 0800 282 986
From a mobile: 0808 800 6019
Helpline staffed by volunteer bereaved parents.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Helpline and face-to-face support for bereaved people.
The Compassionate Friends
Helpline: 0345 123 2304
Supporting bereaved parents and their families after a child dies.
The Coroner's Courts Support Service
Helpline: 0300 111 2141 (09:00-19:00 Mon-Fri; 09:00-14:00 Sat)
A registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending inquests at 30 Coroner’s Courts around England.
The Lullaby Trust
Helpline: 0808 802 6868
Specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.
Helpline: 08088 020 021
The leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK offering practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
Brake – The Road Safety Charity
Helpline: 0808 8000401
For parents bereaved as a result of a road crash.