Further Sources of Support

Sources of  Support

Other than our monthly support groups, there are a number of different places you can access support after the death of a baby.


SANDS  – after the loss of a baby

Website: www.sands.org.uk

Helpline: Free to call from landlines and mobiles: 0808 164 3332 or email helpline@sands.org.uk

Sands also has an online forum where you can talk to other bereaved parents.

Please see website for opening times.


Child Bereavement UK – supporting bereaved children

and anyone who has lost a child

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 or email support@childbereavementuk.org

Please see website for opening times.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 080 1677 or access ‘Cruse Chat’ via the website

Please see website for opening times


There are also male-specific groups, including www.strongmen.org.uk (supporting men who have lost a loved one at any age), and general mental health  support services such as www.mind.org.uk and  www.samaritans.org or call 116 123.


If you feel that counselling may be beneficial – you can access trained counsellors through some of the above organisation, go through your GP, or some workplaces may have access to counselling support.