Palliative and bereavement support

A tiny baby hand grasping onto its parent's index finger.

Being affected by the death of a baby, or being told your baby is likely to die is devastating. There is help available to you as a parent or as a whole family.

These organisations provide information and support for people who have or may experience a bereavement.

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Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

The Lullaby Trust offers bereavement support for anyone who has been affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child.

Sands supports for those affected by the death of a baby before or shortly after birth.

Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced the death of a baby.

Together for Short Lives  provides information and support for families with babies or children who are expected to have short lives.

Tommy’s provides information and research on the causes of stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

Petals Counselling provides counselling for trauma and loss through pregnancy and birth.

The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.