At Sands we support anyone affected by the death of a baby. Our experienced Helpline Team are here to listen and offer support and information without judgement, whenever you need it. 

However, you may have a medical or personal issue related to the death of your baby that you would like further information about from another organisation. Here we are pleased to provide links to other websites, in thematic order, which we hope may be useful.

Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of an organisation and we cannot be held responsible for any information, advice or services provided by any organisation listed here.
 

Useful links are grouped into the following categories

  1. Bereavement Support after the death of a baby
  2. Bereavement Support and Counselling
  3. Children's Grief
  4. Cultural and Religious Support
  5. Mental Health Support
  6. Relationship Counselling and Support
  7. Pregnancy Related Issues
  8. Advice and Information
  9. Medical Conditions
  10. Bereavement Photography/Keepsakes/Jewellery
  11. Funerals and Services
  12. Research and Prevention
  13. Domestic Violence and Abuse
  14. Support for those who aren't necessarily bereaved
  15. Other Bereavements

 

Bereavement support after the death of a baby

At A Loss

An online site where users can search for the most suitable support throughout UK.

Website: http://www.ataloss.org/find-support/search

 

A Child of Mine – Help for Bereaved Parents

Providing accurate, up to date practical information and guidance after the death of a child.  Ensuring professional bereavement services are improved through the experience of other bereaved families.  Designing and delivering more direct services to families after the death of a child, including financial assistance, support and practical advice.

Helpline on 07803 751229 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Telephone: 01785 283 434

Email: hello@achildofmine.org.uk

Website: www.achildofmine.org.uk

 

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.  They offer a Helpline, support network and literature for parents, families and professionals.

Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486

Monday-Friday, from 10:00am until 5:30pm

Email: info@arc-uk.org

Website: www.arc-uk.org

 

Care for the Family

Care for the Family provides parent support, family support and bereavement support. This is a family orientated organisation, promoting strong family life, and help with any difficulties within a family. It has a Christian compassion ethos. They run parenting courses throughout the UK

Telephone: 029 2081 0800

Email: mail@cff.org.uk

Website: www.careforthefamily.org.uk

 

Child Bereavement UK – CBUK

Child Bereavement UK offers a service for bereaved families and professionals when a child of any age has died or is dying and when a child is bereaved. CBUK Offers support for adults and bereaved children.

Offers free face to face bereavement counselling in these areas: Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, East London, West London.

Bereavement Support & Information Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Monday to Friday, from 9:00am – 5:0pm

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

 

The Child Death Helpline

A dedicated helpline that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago.

Helpline: Freephone 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019

Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm, Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm

Every evening 7pm to 10pm

Email: contact@childdeathhelpline.org         

Website: http://childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Also offers free interpretation for languages other than English on the phone.

 

The Compassionate Friends

An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.

National Helpline: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10:00am-4:00pm, 7:00pm-10:00pm)

Northern Ireland Helpline: 0288 77 88 016 (Daily 10:00am-4:00pm, 7:00pm-9:30pm)

Website: www.tcf.org.uk

Email: helpline@tcf.org.uk

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers free support for people bereaved by death, in any way, whatever their age, nationality or belief.  Help includes 1-to-1 bereavement support, bereavement support groups and advice or information on practical matters and a helpline.

Cruse has a dedicated website for young people: www.hopeagain.org.uk  A special feature of this site is a message board where young people can share their experiences and receive replies from trained young supporters.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk or info@cruse.org.uk

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Bereavement Support Helpline: 0808 802 6868

Info & advice: 0808 802 6869

Open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00m

Weekends and Public Holidays 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

Website: www.lullabytrust.org.uk

 

Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in early pregnancy.  They also raise awareness of miscarriage and promote good practice in medical care. They provide a network of support groups and telephone contacts throughout the UK.

Helpline: 01924 200799

Monday–Friday, from 9.00am – 4.00pm

Email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Website: https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

 

Saying Goodbye

Part of the Mariposa Trust.  Saying Goodbye provides Cathedral remembrance services for anyone whose baby has died at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

Telephone: 0845 293 8027

Email: info@sayinggoodbye.org

Website: www.sayinggoodbye.org

Website: www.mariposatrust.org

Admin: office@sayinggoodbye.org

 

TAMBA Bereavement Support Group (Part of the Twins and Multiple Births Association – TAMBA)

TAMBA Bereavement Support Group is for parents who have lost a twin/multiple or both/all twins/multiples. Main website is for support with live twins/multiples so may want to direct them specifically to bereavement area.

The support Group offers parent to parent support via their befriending service and via their closed facebook bereavement support group.

Helpline: 01252 332 344 (usually 9am to 4pm weekdays but it can vary) 

Website: https://www.tamba.org.uk/bereavement

Email: support-team@tamba.org.uk

 

Bereavement Support and Counselling

At A Loss

An website where users can search for the most suitable support throughout UK, tailored to type of loss and age of bereaved.

Website: http://www.ataloss.org/find-support/search

 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Provide information about how counselling can benefit you or those close to you, and how to find a private therapist. Most will charge a fee.

Customer Services: 01455 883300 – Tweet @BCAP – Text 01455 883300

Monday-Friday, from 9.00am until 5:00pm

Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk

Website: www.bacp.co.uk

Website to search for counsellors in your area: http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

 

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (CBT)

Details of all officially accredited CBT Therapists. All the practitioners listed here are accredited members of either the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), which is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland, or the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (AREBT)

Website: http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx

Website to search for therapists: http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.aspx

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers free support for people bereaved by death, in any way, whatever their age, nationality or belief.  Help includes 1-to-1 bereavement support, bereavement support groups and advice or information on practical matters and a helpline.

Cruse has a special website for young people, www.hopeagain.org.uk  A special feature of this site is a message board where young people can share their experiences and receive replies from trained young supporters.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk or info@cruse.org.uk

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Most will charge a fee.

Telephone: 020 7014 9955

Email: info@ukcp.org.uk

Website: www.psychotherapy.org.uk

 

Children's Grief

At A Loss

An online site where users can search for the most suitable support throughout the UK.

Website: http://www.ataloss.org/find-support/search

 

Child Bereavement UK - CBUK

Offer a service for bereaved families and professionals when a child has died or is dying and when a child is bereaved.  The organisation provides information and guidance, signposting to other agencies, support and resources.  The CBUK website has a discussion forum for families and for professionals.

Bereavement Support & Information Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Monday to Friday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

 

Childhood Bereavement Network

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

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

Regional map of support available: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/help-around-a-death/find-help-near-you.aspx 

 

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place, where young people who are facing grief can share their stories with others.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

Website: http://hopeagain.org.uk/

Email for parents/adults: helpline@cruse.org.uk

 

Winston’s Wish

Winston's Wish offer practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. Helpline: 08452 03 04 05

Open Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Wednesday evenings 7:00pm-9:30pm

General enquiries: 01242 515157

Email: info@winstonswish.org.uk

Website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

 

Cultural and Religous support

Children of Jannah 

Children of Jannah aims to meet the needs of grieving Muslim parents in the UK and beyond, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support, whilst educating friends, families, professionals and others to be better able to support them.

Support & Information Line: 0161 480 5156

Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm

Bereavement support: http://childrenofjannah.com/our-work/support/bereavement-support-group/

Email: support@childrenofjannah.com

Website: http://childrenofjannah.com/

 

Christian Forums - Grief Support

A forum specifically for the support of members who are dealing with grief.

www.christianforums.com/forums/caregivers-family-grief-support.43

 

The Gardens of Peace

A registered charitable trust managing the largest Muslim Cemetery in the UK. Includes advice, and details of facilities and services offered.

Telephone: 07729 707 013 or 020 8502 6000

Email: info@gardens-of-peace.org.uk

Website: www.gardens-of-peace.org.uk

 

Muslim Bereavement Support Service

A non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved mothers who have lost a child at any stage. They also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.

Telephone: 020 3468 7333

Email info@mbss.org.uk

Website: http://mbss.org.uk/

 

The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service

The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS) is committed to ensuring that professional, skilled and confidential bereavement counselling is available to everyone in the Jewish Community. They have experience in supporting people affected by loss, including suicide, disaster, holocaust issues, sudden infant death, miscarriages, still birth and abortion.

Telephone: 0208 951 3881

Email: enquiries@jbcs.org.uk

Website: http://jbcs.org.uk/

 

Mental Health Support

Anxiety UK

Provides support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition.

Infoline: 08444 775 774 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm)

Admin Enquiries: 0161 226 7727

Text Service: 07537 416905

Email: support@anxietyuk.org 

Website: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

 

Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)

Improving Access to Psychological Therapy is an NHS service designed to offer psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.

Website: http://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Psychological-therapies-(IAPT)/LocationSearch/10008

 

Maytree Suicidal Sanctuary

A registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting.  For those in a suicidal crisis, Maytree offers short-term accommodation with befriending in a confidential, supportive and non-medical environment.

Telephone: 020 7263 7070

Email: maytree@maytree.org.uk

Website: www.maytree.org.uk

 

Mind

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 020 8519 2122

Email: contact@mind.org.uk 

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Mind Cymru Telephone: 029 2039 5123

 

No Panic UK

A registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up tranquillizers.

Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (Everyday 10:00am-10:00pm)

Youth Helpline: 01753 840 393 (For 13-20 year olds, open Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm) Crisis Number 01952 680835 (24 hour recorded message)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder UK

Information for those living with PTSD

Website: http://www.ptsduk.org/

 

Samaritans

A registered charity who support anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Telephone:  116 123 (UK) – 116 123 (ROI) (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Email: jo@samaritans.org.

Visit your local Samaritans Branch http://www.samaritans.org/branches

Write to: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA

Website: www.samaritans.org

 

SANE

Sane is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (6:00pm-1:00pm daily)

Email: info@sane.org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS)

Offers support to those bereaved by suicide.

Helpline: 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm every day)

Website: http://uk-sobs.org.uk/ 

Also has useful online search engine for support for people who are feeling suicidal:

http://uk-sobs.org.uk/we-can-help/feeling-suicidal/#orgs

 

Trauma Assist

Trauma recovery care. Has traumatic bereavement and children’s trauma support, including face to face counselling options.

Website: http://assisttraumacare.org.uk/

Helpline: 01788 560800

 

Relationship Counselling and Support

Relate

Has free web based live chat with a counsellor, but otherwise support services are fee based. These include, face to face, telephone counselling, email support, webcam counselling.

Website: https://www.relate.org.uk/

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

 

Marriage Care

Relationship and marriage care and support. Has Catholic ethos but offers relationship support that is “non-biased” (quote from their helpline)

Website: http://www.marriagecare.org.uk/

Helpline: 0800 389 3801

 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

The BACP provides information about how counselling can benefit you or those close to you, and how to find a private therapist.

Customer Services: 01455 883300 – Tweet @BCAP – Text 01455 883300

Monday-Friday, from 9.00am until 5:00pm

Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk

Website: www.bacp.co.uk

Find a therapist: http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

 

UKCP

The UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.

Find a therapist: www.psychotherapy.org.uk

Pregnancy Related Issues

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.  ARC offers a Helpline, support network and literature for parents, families and professionals.

Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486

Monday-Friday, from 10:00am until 5:30pm

Email: info@arc-uk.org

Website: www.arc-uk.org

 

Bliss, for babies born premature or sick

Bliss exists to ensure that all babies born too soon, too small or too sick in the UK have the best possible chance of survival and of reaching their full potential. Bliss supports families, work with health professionals, and campaign for improved hospital resources across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Family support helpline: 0808 801 0322

Monday– Friday, from 10:00am – 4:00pm and from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Website: www.bliss.org.uk

Email: hello@bliss.org.uk

 

British Pregnancy Advisory Service - BPAS

BPAS supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent unwanted pregnancies with contraception or end them by abortion.

Telephone: 03457 30 40 30

Website: https://www.bpas.org

 

The Beresford Centre

The Beresford Pregnancy Counselling Centre is located in Newport South Wales and provides professional and confidential services to people in Newport, Caerphilly, Chepstow, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Sirhowy and Rhymney Valleys.

They offer free pregnancy tests, information about pregnancy options and confidential support.

01633 212320

Website: http://www.beresfordcentre.org.uk

 

Pregnancy Choices Directory

The following link leads to a search tool for support options/organisations throughout the UK: http://www.pregnancychoicesdirectory.com

 

City Pregnancy Counselling & Psychotherapy in London

Staffed by a volunteer team of professionally qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists CPCP is a service located in the centre of London that provides a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgmental space for women, men and couples to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues.

Telephone: 020 7638 5440

Email: info@citypregnancy.org.uk

Website: www.citypregnancy.org.uk

 

Kicks Count

Kicks Count is a UK registered charity that aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements in pregnancy.

Email: info@kickscount.org.uk  

Website: www.kickscount.org.uk/

 

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Provides information, education and support to those affected by early pregnancy complications and to the health professionals who care for them.

Helpline: 020 7733 2653 (24 hour answering service)

Website: www.ectopic.org.uk

 

Fertility Network UK

Offers advice and support for people dealing with infertility problems and/or facing a life without children. Campaigns for greater understanding of infertility issues and timely and consistent provision of infertility care through the UK.

Info Line: 01424 732 361

Email: support@fertilitynetworkuk.org

Website: http://fertilitynetworkuk.org

 

Tommy’s

In the UK 1 in 4 mums and dads will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth.  Tommy’s exists to change this and their goal is to help more mums and dads have a healthy baby and to halve the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.

Tel:  0207 398 3400

Email: mailbox@tommys.org

Website: www.tommys.org

Advice and Information

ACAS

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems.

Telephone: 0300 123 1100, 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday

Website: http://www.acas.org.uk

 

Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Free and confidential advice and support to people affected by medical accidents, via a helpline and casework service.

Helpline: 0845 123 2352, Monday-Friday, from 10:00am – 3:30pm

Website: www.avma.org.uk  

 

Baby MPS (Mailing Preference Service) online

Free site where parents can register online to stop or at least reduce baby-related mailings of samples, offers, advertisements etc.

Website: www.mpsonline.org.uk/bmpsr

Telephone: 0207 291 3310

Email: bmps@dma.org.uk

 

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice from over 3,500 locations through the UK.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

Gov.UK – Funeral Payments

Online information about Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments and a downloadable form.

Website: www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/overview

 

Gov.UK – Maternity Benefits

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/maternity-benefits-technical-guidance/maternity-benefits-technical-guidance

 

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by the UK Government.

Telephone: 0800 138 7777, Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-8:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm

Website: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

PALS – Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PALS offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters.  They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.  You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.

You can find your nearest PALS office on the NHS Choices website.

You can also ask your GP surgery, hospital or phone NHS 111 for details of your nearest PALS.

Website: http://www.nhs.uk/service-search/patient-advice-and-liaison-services-(pals)/locationsearch/363

 

Registry Offices for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland

England and Wales: www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content

Scotland: www.nrscotland.gov.uk

Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/general-register-office-northern-ireland

 

Working Families

Helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Free legal helpline for advice on employment rights and basic advice on benefits and tax credits.

Advice helpline: 0300 012 0312

Email: advice@workingfamilies.org.uk

Website: www.workingfamilies.org.uk

 

Medical Conditions

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.  They offer a Helpline, support network and literature for parents, families and professionals.

Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486, Monday-Friday, from 10:00am until 5:30pm

Email: info@arc-uk.org

Website: www.arc-uk.org

 

Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)

Helps and supports women who have had or are worried about pre-eclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH).

Helpline: 0208 427 4217 (Open Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm)

Telephone: 01386 761848

Email: info@apec.org.uk

Website: www.apec.org.uk

 

Group B Strep Support

An independent UK charity, formed to help prevent preventable Group B Strep infections in newborn babies.

Telephone: 01444 416 176

Email: info@gbss.org.uk

Website: https://gbss.org.uk/

 

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.  They provide information, advice and support and bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Helpline: 0808 808 3555

Telephone:  020 7608 8700

Email: info@cafamily.org.uk

Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

 

ICP Support

Offers support and information to women who have suffered from Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) or suspect they might have the condition.

Support Line: 07939 871 929 (Open Monday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm)

Email: supportline@icpsupport.org

Website: www.icpsupport.org

 

Bereavement Photography

Gifts of Remembrance

Gifts of Remembrance is a non-profit social enterprise set up by Rachel Hayden, bereaved parent and volunteer photographer, which provides training for hospital staff and volunteers who support parents whose baby is stillborn or dies shortly after birth.

Website: http://giftsofremembrance.co.uk/

 

Remember my Baby

Free remembrance photography. UK based registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.

Website: http://www.remembermybaby.org.uk/

 

Now I lay me down to sleep

An American website that puts bereaved parents in touch with professional photographers who will take photographs of their babies at little or no cost.  Be aware: Site shows examples of photographs of babies of all gestations.  Click on Find a photographer > United Kingdom for a short list of UK photographers.

Website: www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Funerals and Services

British Humanist Association

The British Humanist Association has a network of accredited funeral officiants who can help to plan and conduct a non-religious funeral ceremony.

Telephone: 020 7324 3060

Email: ceremonies@humanism.org.uk

Website: www.humanism.org.uk

 

Child Funeral Charity

Assist families financially in England and Wales who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under.

Telephone: 01480 276088, Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Email: enquiries@childfuneralcharity.org.uk

Website: www.childfuneralcharity.org.uk

 

Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)

Organisation of cremation authorities.

Telephone: 020 8669 4521

Website: www.fbca.org.uk

 

Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)

The ICCM sets ethical professional and social standards for the management of burial, cremation and related services, and provides education and training.  (Formerly the ICBA – Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration).

Telephone: 020 8989 4661

Email: julie.callender@iccm-uk.com

Website: www.iccm-uk.com

 

National Association of Funeral Directors

Advice, a code of practice and addresses for people planning a funeral or looking for a funeral director.

Telephone: 0121 711 1343

Monday-Friday, from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Email: info@nafd.org.uk

Website: www.nafd.org.uk

 

National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)

Advice and addresses for people who want a memorial stone.

Telephone: 01788 542264

Website: www.namm.org.uk

 

Natural Death Centre

Advice for families and others on burial in a woodland or nature reserve site and on organising informal and environmentally-friendly funerals.

Has info on alternative coffins/containers and suppliers

Helpline: 01962 712 690

Website: www.naturaldeath.org.uk

 

Rowland Brothers International

International funeral directors who offer a repatriation service.

Website: https://rowlandbrothersinternational.com/

 

Saying Goodbye

Part of the Mariposa Trust.  Saying Goodbye provides Cathedral remembrance services for anyone who has lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

Telephone: 0845 293 8027

Email: info@sayinggoodbye.org

Website: www.sayinggoodbye.org / www.mariposatrust.org

 

Research and Prevention

Kicks Count

Kicks Count is a UK registered charity that aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements in pregnancy.

Email: info@kickscount.org.uk  

Website: www.kickscount.org.uk/

 

International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)

The ISA is an international coalition of organisations dedicated to understanding the causes and prevention of stillbirth. It raises awareness, educates on recommended precautionary practices and facilitates research on stillbirth.

Website: www.stillbirthalliance.org

 

Perinatal Institute for maternal and child health

The Perinatal Institute is a national not-for-profit organisation set up to enhance the safety and quality of maternity care. It is a qualified provider of maternity support services, including education and training in standardised maternity records, fetal growth assessment and perinatal audit.

Telephone: 0121 607 0101

Website: www.perinatal.org.uk

 

Tommy’s

In the UK 1 in 4 mums and dads will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth.  Tommy’s exists to change this and their goal is to help more mums and dads have a healthy baby and to halve the number of babies who die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.

Tel: 0800 0147 800 0207 398 3400

mailbox@tommys.org

www.tommys.org

 

Domestic violence and abuse

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

Freephone helpline 0808 802 9999 (Everyday 12:00 - 2.30pm & 7:00 - 9.30pm and 3:00pm – 5:30pm weekdays)

Website: https://rapecrisis.org.uk

 

Refuge

Refuge supports 3,700 women and children on any given day through a range of services, including refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach and culturally specific services

0808 2000 247 - Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

 

Relate

The UK's largest provider of relationship support.  Every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234

Website: www.relate.org.uk

 

Women’s Aid

The national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0117 944 4411, Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Email: info@womensaid.org.uk

Email Helpline: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

 

Support for those who aren't necessarily bereaved

Multiple Births Foundation (MBF)

Support and information for families with twins and higher multiple births, and information for professionals.

Telephone: 020 3313 3519 or 020 8313 3519

Email: mbf@imperial.nhs.uk

Website: www.multiplebirths.org.uk

 

Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families is an informal social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) parents and their children in Brighton, Hove, Sussex and surrounding areas. Membership is open to all LGBTQ parents and prospective parents and their children.

Email: info@rainbowfamilies.org.uk

Website: www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk

 

TAMBA – Twins & Multiple Birth Association

The web site of the only parent organisation in the UK providing information and support to couples who are expecting, or who have had, a multiple birth. 

Website: www.tamba.org.uk

 

The Royal College Of Midwives

Website: https://www.rcm.org.uk/

 

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Website: https://www.rcog.org.uk/

 

The Royal College Of Pathology 

Website: https://www.rcpath.org

 

Other Bereavements

At A Loss

At A Loss provides an online tool where users can search for the most suitable support throughout UK, tailored to type of bereavement and age of user.

Website: http://www.ataloss.org/find-support/search

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care offers free support for people bereaved by death, in any way, whatever their age, nationality or belief. Help includes bereavement support groups and advice or information on practical matters and a helpline.

Cruse has a special website for young people, www.hopeagain.org.uk. A special feature of this site is a message board where young people can share their experiences and receive replies from trained young supporters.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk or info@cruse.org.uk

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

The Loss Foundation

UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members, friends or colleagues.

Website: https://www.thelossfoundation.org

Telephone: 0300 200 4112

 

The National Association of Widows

http://www.nawidows.org.uk

 

Road Peace

For anyone affected by death following a road accident.

Website: http://www.road-peace.org.uk/