Bereaved Parent Support, Care for the Family
Care for the Family
Child Bereavement UK
Child Death Helpline
What happens, and things you might need to think about, after someone dies.
The Compassionate Friends
TCF offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help.
Parents you have contact with can find out more about our support by contacting our helpline 0345 123 2304 (open every day from 10 – 4 and from 7 – 10pm) and always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen and signpost to other support within our charity. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can respond with details of our support.
We also have a number of Facebook Groups, including a moderated, private FB Group for parents who have lost a child to suicide. This enables parents across the UK to have contact with others who have also lost a child to suicide. Further details of this and our other online support can be found here: https://www.tcf.org.uk/content/online-support/
Call: 0845 123 2304
The Lullaby Trust
Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP)
We are a special interest group of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance who focuses on supporting those bereaved or affected by suicide.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Supporting children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. Visit the website. Our Freephone National Helpline is free to call on 08088 020 021 and offers therapeutic advice following a bereavement.
Free training sessions for staff, for instance as part of a school inset day or twilight training session.
Support and consultation for individual staff (or volunteers), or small groups of staff, working with bereaved children or young people. This could be face to face or over the phone.
Taking part in networking or multi-agency events in order to raise awareness and confidence in supporting bereaved children and to let people know what resources are still available (helpline, publications, online resources..)
Lisa Kelley will be leading this work and will aim to respond flexibly and positively to any requests. Please contact her directly if you are interested in these or any other ways that we might be able to support you:
Lisa Kelley, Lead Practitioner
Tel: 07909 051702
There are also a number of useful organisations who hold information about many smaller, specialised and local organisations available for bereaved families. One may be able to find an organisation that focusses on a situation more specifically through one of these organisations: