Cruse (opens in a new window)

Cruse provide advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved, no matter how recently or long ago a loved one died.

Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm and until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


The Compassionate Friends (opens in a new window)

Support from an organisation formed of bereaved parents and their families; offering understanding and encouragement to others following the death of a child or children.

Helpline: 0845 123 2304 (lines open 10am-4pm, 7pm-10pm)

Northern Ireland: 0288 7788 016 (lines open 10am - 4pm, 7pm – 9.30pm)


The Child Death Helpline (opens in a new window)

Supporting anyone affected by the death of a child regardless of when the bereavement took place.

Helpline: 0800 282 986 free for landlines, 0808 800 6019 free for mobiles (lines open every evening 7 - 10pm, or Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm, Tuesday and Wednesday’s 1 – 4pm)

Child Bereavement UK (opens in a new window)

Offering support to families who may have suffered a child bereavement, also advising professionals.

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society - SANDS (opens in a new window)

SANDS support bereaved parents and families if a baby dies before, during or after childbirth. Helpline: 020 7436 5881 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6 -10pm)


The Lullaby Trust (formerly the FSID) (opens in a new window)

Offering support to bereaved parents if a baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly.

Helpline: 0808 802 6868 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 6 – 10pm)

Tamba Bereavement Support Group (opens in a new window)

Tamba support parents who have lost a baby or babies during a multiple pregnancy or at any stage after birth.

Twinline: 0800 138 0509 (lines open 10am - 1pm, 7pm - 10pm)

Miscarriage Association (opens in a new window)

Provides information and support to those affected by loss of a baby in pregnancy.

Helpline: 01924 200 799 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm)


Tommy's (opens in a new window)

Provides information to parents on pregnancy, and funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

Helpline: 0800 0147 800 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)