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Losing a child

Losing a child for whatever reason is probably one of the most traumatic experiences possible,and many people need a lot of help and support to get through their grief. The organisations below are there to offer specialised help anyone in this situation.

  • Child Death Helpline

    The Child Death Helpline is there for people who've lost a child, no matter when, and need to speak. Go to their website for more details or use the freephone number.

    0800 282 986

    0808 800 6019

    childdeathhelpline.org.uk

  • Rosie Crane Trust

    Help and support for bereaved parents.

    01460 55120 (24 hours)

    www.rosiecranetrust.org

  • Childhood Bereavement Network

    Help and advice about how to cope with loss.

    www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

  • Child Bereavement Trust

    One of the main charities which support those who've lost a child or to support children if they've lost a loved one.

    0800 02 888 40

    childbereavementuk.org

  • The Compassionate Friends

    The Compassionate Friends offer a helpline and website with forums aimed at parents who have lost a child. There is also a further website set up to offer support to bereaved siblings.

    0345 123 2304

    www.tcf.org.uk

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

    Cruse Bereavement Care is a service offering counselling, information and support to anyone who has been bereaved. It has ten groups in Wales and bereavement counselling, telephone and children's counselling are provided by carefully selected, trained volunteers. Phone them or go to their website for more information, including details of your local group.

    0808 808 1677

    www.cruse.org.uk/wales

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