Support organisations & networks


Child Bereavement Network
The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.

Bereavement Care Network for Practitioners

Bereavement Care Network for Practitioners, the RCM (Royal College of Midwives), Sands (the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) and Bliss (supporting parents of babies on Special Care Units) have set up an online network for bereavement midwives and for any midwife, neonatal nurse or student who is involved in or has an interest in the care offered to parents whose baby dies.

The network offers members an opportunity to share good practice and procedures, exchange ideas and provide informal support. It is also a way for the RCM, Sands and Bliss to keep network members informed about relevant information, developments and resources. It will not be used for any other purpos.

Download a pdf of the Bereavement Care Network flyer.



The Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Freephone 0800 282 986. Additional Freephone number for ALL mobiles 0808 800 6019. The helpline is open every day throughout the year.

Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Support line: 0800 0288840

Bliss - for babies born too soon, too small, too sick

Cruise Bereavement Care

The Compassionate Friends

Daisy's Dream

FSID - Giving babies the chance of a lifetime

The Miscarriage Association

The Muiltiple Births Foundation


Sands - Stillbrith and neonatal death charity

Seeds of Hope Children's Garden

Seesaw – Grief Support Oxfordshire

TAC interconnections

Tamba - Twin and Multiple Births Association

Way Foundation
The Way offers support and friendship for men and women up to 50 who have lost a partner. Tel: 0870 011 3450

Winston's Wish - the charity for bereaved children



Slow is a support group run by bereaved parents for bereaved parents - whether it is weeks, months or years since your child died. We hold an informal weekly drop in at our base in Islington, North London.

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