Bereavement

There are a wide range of charities and other organisations providing a variety of information, services and support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

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Bereavement support charities and organisations


A Child of Mine

A charity led by bereaved parents offering practical information, guidance and support from people who really do understand. The website also lists local support groups around the UK.


The British Humanist Association

Represents the interests of ethically concerned but non-religious people. Their celebrants provide non-religious funeral ceremonies.


Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK 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

0800 282 986
A helpline staffed by trained volunteer parents who have suffered a loss of their child.
The Helpline is available every evening 7pm to 10pm and Monday to Friday mornings 10am to 1pm and Wednesday afternoons 1pm to 4pm.


Child Funeral Charity

Offers financial support with the costs of a funeral for families.


Childhood Bereavement Network

An organisation for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.


ChildLine

Tel 0800 1111
A free, confidential, 24-hour support line for children and young people.


Children of Jannah

A charity that supports grieving Muslim parents and families following the death of a child or baby.


CLIC Sargent

Provides information and support for children and young people with cancer and their families.



The Compassionate Friends

TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement offers counselling and support for all bereaved people.


Gingerbread

Provides advice and support to single parents.


Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. They can provide respite care/short holidays.


Samaritans


Tel 08457 90 90 90
The Samaritans support anyone in distress and offer a 24-hour helpine.


Winston’s Wish

Offers practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.