Bereavement resources

A Child of Mine – Help for Bereaved Parents

This is a personal website started by a family following the death of a child from cancer. The website includes personal stories, poems, support, practical information and resources.

www.achildofmine.co.uk

Child Death Helpline

A phone helpline for anyone who has been affected by the death of a child. The helpline is staffed by volunteers, who are all bereaved parents themselves.

www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk or call 0800 28 29 86

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support for those grieving for someone close who has died. They have a phone and email help service, websites for adults and young people, and local branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.cruse.org.uk, www.rd4u.org.uk or call 08444 77 94 00

A similar service is also provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland. For more information please visit www.crusescotland.org.uk or call 08456 00 22 27.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families who have experienced the death of a child, as well as children who have lost someone important to them. Their website has a range of information and links to other resources, as well as an online forum. They also offer bereavement support and an information phone line.

www.childbereavement.org.uk or call 01494 568900

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offers support to parents, grandparents and siblings following the death of a child. Their website has information about bereavement, and an online forum where members can share experiences and support each other. They also have phone helplines that are answered by bereaved parents.

www.tcf.org.uk or call 08451 23 23 04 (England, Scotland, Wales) or 028 8778 8016 (Northern Ireland)

Government information and services

www.gov.uk (England and Wales)

www.scotland.gov.uk (Scotland)

www.nidirect.gov.uk (Northern Ireland)

Access practical and up-to-date information to help you at this time.

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