Child Bereavement UK

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. Every year we train over 10,000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.

Helpline for families and professionals

Our Helpline provides confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Our Helpline team is available to take calls and respond to emails and Live Chat 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (except Bank Holidays):

 0800 02 888 40

helpline@childbereavementuk.org

 Live Chat via the website.

View the website for more details.

Who to contact

Contact Position
National Helpline
Telephone
0800 02 888 40 0800 02 888 40
E-mail
support@childbereavementuk.org
Website
https://childbereavementuk.org/
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Where to go

Name
Child Bereavement UK
Address
Unit B, Knaves Beech Way
Knaves Beech Industrial Estate
Loudwater
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP10 9QY
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Costs

Associated Cost
No
Details
Our service is free.

Availability

Age Ranges
Bereaved children age 4-25
and adults bereaved of a child at anay age.
Referral required
Referral Details

We offer free, confidential bereavement support by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK. We welcome families and individuals of any race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion/faith, sex/gender/gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, or disability.

Rererrals for support are made by calling our Helpline 0800 02 888 40.  We accept self-referrals or third party referrals. Please note for third-party referrals the family/individuals need to give consent to make the referral.

We provide face-to-face support for children and young people up to the age of 25, who have been bereaved of someone special. This support is in the form of monthly support sessions, these can be either individual or family sessions with parents/carers. We run family groups for children and their families from the age of 4 to 11 these are a chance to meet other bereaved families and do creative work around topics such as memories and difficult feelings. We also offer a group for young people for 12 to 25 year olds. These groups are a chance to meet other young people who have been bereaved and take part in creative projects.  

We also provide parenting support to parents who are supporting a bereaved child or young person, again in the form of monthly sessions with a trained bereavement practitioner. 

We also support parents who have been bereaved of a baby or child of any age, this is in the form of monthly support sessions either individually or as a couple, we also offer groups for parents bereaved of a baby or child to meet other bereaved parents. We can offer bereaved parents support by telephone, video or instant messenger, if they aren’t close to one of our services.

Other notes

The building is accessible for wheelchairs, and there are disabled toilets. We support children with special needs.

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