After Miscarriage, Baby Loss or the Death of a Child
- Where to Find the Right Support?
- Child Bereavement UK
- Dads Still Standing
- Grief Encounter
- Miscarriage Association
- SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
- Saying Goodbye
- The Compassionate Friends
- The Good Grief Project
- The Good Grief Trust
- The Lullaby Trust
- The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group
- Winston's Wish
Where to Find the Right Support?
The loss of a child or baby is devastating. Everyone’s experience will be different and the type of support they want and need will vary too.
There are lots of wonderful organisations out there and we hope that amongst those gathered here you will find the right one for you.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK help children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
Dads Still Standing
Matt Dearsley and Liam Preston, two dads from Essex, talk about their experiences of baby loss. Brutally honest, raw, light-hearted and sometimes funny, they created Dad Still Standing as a point of reference for other dads who have experienced a loss.
A safe space for grieving or bereaved people to share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor.
Helping bereaved children, young people and their families find hope and healing after the death of someone close. Offering bereavement support and a Grieftalk helpline on 0808 802 0111.
Providing information and support for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic Pregnancy.
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal-death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Saying Goodbye provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.
The Compassionate Friends
A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.
The Good Grief Project
Supporting families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one, particularly the death of a child. Through their films and talks, promoting understanding of what it means to grieve in a society that often has difficulty talking openly about death, dying and bereavement.
The Good Grief Trust
The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those affected by grief in the UK. Their vision is to help those bereaved from day one, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support. They bring bereavement services together, to ensure everyone receives the tailored support they need to move forward with their lives.
Tommy’s is a charity that provides expert, midwife-led advice for parents before, during and after pregnancy, including supporting those who have lost babies. They also fund pioneering research to identify how to prevent pregnancy complications and loss.
The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group
The Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of twins, triplets or more who have died, whether it was during pregnancy or after pregnancy.
Established in 1992, Winston’s Wish provides specialist child bereavement support for children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.