The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.
We provide a national telephone Helpline with calls answered by volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves who are available for support and information 365 days a year.
We also offer local support contacts and online support groups, one-to-one support, weekend and day retreats, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a postal library of books on bereavement. We also provide support for bereaved parents in specific circumstances, for instance loss to suicide, drugs or alcohol, accident, long term illness and more. Some support for siblings (18 years plus) is available too.
Please call our Helpline or access our website for the most up to date details about the support available in your area.
Helpline: 0345 123 2304
Hours: daily from 10.00-16.00 and 19.00-22.00