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Whilst we are primarily a baby loss charity, we also wanted to provide information, resources and support for anyone who is affected by the loss of a child. If you are here because your precious child has died may we say how sorry we are, and that we send you our deepest sympathy, love and strength at this immensely difficult time. We hope that you find some of the information below helpful for your journey.



Helplines and Support


♥ Child Death Helpline 0800 282 986   Freephone for mobiles 0808 800 6019  

For anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.


♥ Compassionate Friends Helpline 0117 953 9639  Help & support for bereaved families.


♥ Counselling Directory Website dedicated to connecting you with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist in your area.


♥ Bluebell Foundation

 Call 0751 655 6081 or 0784 940 0315 to speak to a Bluebell Practitioner offering support & information in south cumbria.


♥ Child Bereavement uk 0800 0288840 

Freephone support & information for bereaved families.


♥ Cruse Bereavement Care     Helpline 0844 477 9400


♥ Alder Centre 0151 252 5391 

Bereavement care services for anyone affected by the death of a child.


♥ Mail Preference Service   Free, sympathetic, effective mailings reduction.


♥ A Child of Mine


♥  Bereavement Advice Centre


♥  Funeral Services Guide


♥  Winston's Wish 


♥ Rainbow Trust






We recognise that what is helpful is deeply personal to each individual but we hope that this gives you a starting point.


♥ The Bereaved Parent .... by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff


♥ Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child …. by Ellen Mitchell


♥ Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practicle Ideas After Your Child Dies …. by Allan Wolfelt


♥ Surviving the Loss of a Child: Support for Grieving Parents …. by Elizabeth B Brown


♥ Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief …. by Martha Whitmore Hickman


♥ The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child …. by Barbara D Rosof


♥ After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again: A Parent's Guide to coping with the Loss of a Child …. by Elizabeth Mehren


♥ What Forever Means After the Death of a Child…. by Kay Talbot


♥ Aspects of Loss: A Companion for Bereaved Parents & Their Families …. by Gill Hartley


♥ Back To Life: Your Personal Guidebook To Grief Recovery …. by Jennie Wright


♥ Angel Catcher: A Grieving Journal: A journal of Loss and Remembrance …. by Kathy Eldon


♥ A Broken Heart Still Beats : After Your Child Dies …. by Anne McCracken & Mary Semel


♥ The Death of a Child …. by Peter Stanford


♥ How to Survive the Loss of a Child …. by Catherine M Sanders


♥ The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child …. by Suzanne Redfern & Susan Gilbert





♥ Care For The Family   The death of a child, of any age, brings heartbreak and devastation. Whether your child died recently or some time ago, Care For The Family offers Bereaved Parent Support to help you find hope, healing, peace, and a way forward. Look here for articles and personal stories from others who have faced a similar loss. You can also find out about their telephone befriending service and events especially for bereaved parents. 


♥ Grief Encounter  Helping bereaved children and families address the difficult issues surrounding death and help make sense of the hurt, confusion, and to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief.  


♥ Recover-From-Grief  Healing through creative grieving.








October 15th International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day + Global Wave of Light
We are very grateful to Scott and Claire for their generous hospitality in hosting us for our annual Remembrance Celebration. We invite you to join us for a very special evening remembering and celebrating all our babies and children gone to soon.
On this special date, we will light candles and be part of the global wave of light around the world. It will be an evening of remembering and honouring our babies, sharing and connecting with those who have travelled this path and those who help us to travel it. 
If you would like to come along, please join our event on Facebook - to help us prepare for accommodating you.

Doors open 6pm please come early to allow time for candle lighting and putting an angel on our remembrance tree in memory of your baby or child. 
There will be tea and coffee afterwards and time to talk and connect with each other.
We hope to see you there, message or email Val with any questions you may have, I will do my best to answer -

We understand that some of you may wish to join us for the Remembrance Celebration but be unable to attend - with this in mind we would like to offer you a way to include your precious babies too. If you send us their name in an email we will honour them by lighting a candle for them and speaking their name with all our babies during the ceremony.
United we honour our precious ones, together we help each other to heal.
Love and blessings, Val x x x