There are other organisations that may also be able to offer advice and support.

  • Support following the death of a baby
  • Support following a child death
  • Bereaved siblings/children
  • Practical support
  • Loss in pregnancy or birth

Support following The Death Of A Baby

BLISS
Support for parents and families of babies born premature or sick

Helpline: 0808 801 0322

www.bliss.org.uk 

TAMBA

Offer bereavement support including groups and befrienders specifically to parents who have lost one or both twins, or multiples.

0800 138 0509

www.tamba.org.uk

Scottish Cot Death Trust 

Provides a wide range of support for bereaved families and educates the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks in Scotland

0141 357 3946

www.scottishdeathtrust.org

Samaritans 

Free on 116123 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

SANDS

Support after neonatal death or stillbirth

020 7436 5881

www.uk-sands.org

Support following The Death Of A Child

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood UK (SUDC UK)

SUDC UK increases awareness and funds research around the sudden unexplained death of children.

www.sudc.org.uk

Child Death Helpline
For anyone affected by the death of a child of any age from any cause.

0800 282 986

www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK

Supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

0800 028 8840

www.childbereavementuk.org

Cruse

Offers bereavement support after the death of someone close

0808 808 1677

www.cruse.org.uk

Together for shorter lives

Support for families caring for seriously ill children, including bereavement support

0808 808 8100

www.togetherforshorterlives.org.uk

2 Wish upon a star (Wales)

Support for families after the death of a baby/child up to the age of 25 years

0144 385 3125

support@2wishuponastar.org

Bereaved Siblings/Children 

Winston’s Wish Helpline 
Support for children and young people after a death

08452 030 405

www.winstonswish.org.uk

Practical Support

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Find a BACP therapist in your local area.

01455 883300

www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists

Child Funeral Charity

Offer Financial Support for families to arranger funerals for babies and children under 16. * Only take referrals from professionals.

0148 027 6088

www.childfuneralcharity.org.uk

Coroners Court Support Service

Offers practical and emotional support, whilst you are at the Court. If possible, the volunteer will take you into the Court before the proceedings start and explain how an Inquest is conducted and the layout of the Court.

Helpline: 0300 111 2141

www.coronerscourtssupportservice.org.uk

IPSO

Independent Press Standards Organisation

Can offer advice with the media presence at inquests.

0300 123 2220

www.ipso.co.uk

Loss In Pregnancy Or Birth

Action on Pre-eclampsia

Support for those who have experienced pre-eclampsia, concerned relatives and health

01386 761 848

www.action-on-pre-eclampsia.org.uk/

 Arc

Offers information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.

Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 via mobile

www.arc-uk.org

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Supporting people who have experienced an early pregnancy complication and the health care professionals who care for them

020 7733 2653

www.ectopic.org.uk

Miscarriage Association

Offers support and information to those affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

01924 200 799

www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Strep B Support

Support and Information on families affected by Strep B including bereavement support

0144 441 6176

www.gbss.org.uk