approximately 1 in 29 children have been bereavedSponsored WalkEvery day more than 100 children are bereaved of a parent in the UK

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Every day more than 100 children are bereaved of a parent in the UK

Useful Links

Local Organisations

The Bromley Bereavement Service
www.bromleybereavementservice.org.uk
The Bromley Bereavement Service is a community bereavement service delivered by St Christophers Hospice offering free telephone and face to face support for those cared for by a Bromley GP (or if not registered with a GP living in the Borough of Bromley). They offer support to adults and children.

Bromley Community Counselling Service
www.bccs.uk.com
Bromley Community Counselling Service is a not-for-profit charity that exists to offer low-cost counselling and free debt advice to anyone over the age of 18 resident in the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas.

Bromley Y
www.bromleywellbeingcyp.org
Bromley Y is a charity that delivers free psychological interventions to children and young people under the age of 18 who are registered with a Bromley GP and/or live within the London Borough of Bromley.

The Candle Project
www.stchristophers.org.uk
The Candle Project at St Christopher’s Hospice offers one to one and group counselling for any child or young person in South East London experiencing loss through death as well as training, advice and consultancy for local schools and health care professionals.  It is also an advice service for parents and professional carers.

The Maypole Project
www.themaypoleproject.co.uk
The Maypole Project provides a range of support for children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their whole family, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Welcare
www.welcare.org
Welcare is a registered charity that works to provide practical and emotional help and support to strengthen families who are experiencing difficulties.  They recognise the value of good parenting and offer help and advice to achieve this.  The Bromley centre offers support for families with a child aged 5 to 13 years old.


National Organisations

Child Bereavement UK
www.childbereavementuk.org
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.

Child Death Helpline
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
The helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.  Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals.

Cruse
www.cruse.org.uk
Cruse has a UK-wide network of branches that provide bereavement support to anyone who needs it.

Grief Encounter
www.griefencounter.org.uk
Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and helps the make sense of the hurt and confusion.

Hope Again
www.hopeagain.org.uk
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.

Rainbow
www.rainbowsgb.org

A national charity aiming to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.

Riprap
www.riprap.org.uk
A website for teenagers who have a parent with cancer.  They can learn more about cancer, read stories and share their experiences.  Experienced cancer professionals answer emails sent through the site.

The Compassionate Friends
www.tcf.org.uk
The Compassionate Friends has been offering support to families in their time of greatest need.

WAY
www.widowedanyoung.org.uk
WAY is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner has died.  It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.


Services in Other Areas

www.chums.uk.com
Offer support in a variety of ways to children young people and their families across Luton and Bedfordshire.

www.jigsawsoutheast.org.uk
Jigsaw South East offers grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member in Surrey and the surrounding areas.

www.winstonswish.org.uk
Provide a Helpline, online forums and publications alongside support for children, young people and their families in the South West, South East and North West

www.simonsays.org.uk
Supports children and young people bereaved in Hampshire.


Specific Groups

Road Traffic Accidents:

www.noahsarktrust.co.ukpapyrus-uk.org
www.roadpeace.org
www.scard.org.uk

Bereaved by suicide:

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Bereaved through murder or manslaughter:

www.samm.org.uk

Death of a baby before or after birth:

www.uk-sands.org.uk


Other Bereavement Services

www.yourfuneralchoice.com
At a time of bereavement families often lack access to clear information and pay more than is necessary for a funeral.  Through our website we are dedicated to providing clear and simple independent information to families at a difficult time.


Professional Organisations

www.communitylinksbromley.org.uk
Community Links Bromley (CLB) is the CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) and Volunteer Centre for the London Borough of Bromley.

www.childbereavementnetwork.org.uk
A national federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. It involves and is actively supported by all the major bereavement care providers in the UK.


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