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Free Grief Resources

Our hope is that all families bereaved of a child will have access to therapeutic support in the early days but we know that this isn’t always possible and that often where we live dictates the support that we will be offered.

Our free Grief Resources are here for you to use wherever you live, whether you are a family, a friend or a professional and can be printed.

Please have a look at our factsheets, workbook and videos to offer you some support as you learn to live without your child. There are also useful links to other organisations who offer support to families bereaved of a child.

Grieve in your own way

There are no rules to how each of us will grieve or what we should do to continue to live each day without our precious children. We all face the most shocking event in our own way, I stood still, I looked at the horror of grief in the face and I was broken. Bodie’s Dad faced his grief with activity, he did not stand still, in fact, he did everything he could to not stand still. He grieved by moving, by honouring, by talking and by setting up the Bodie Hodges Foundation. As a couple, we somehow managed to respect how we both needed to grieve and support each other with the space we needed to grieve in our own way.

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Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are free for you to use and to print off

How to talk to Children about death

Supporting Grandparents following the death of a Grandchild
Supporting Friends following the death of a child
Supporting Children born after the death of a baby or child
Free Workbook for Children
Brought to us by Time4me

Videos

In the early days it can be comforting to hear from other bereaved families who have experienced the death of a child, it is important to remember that we all grieve in our own way.
Click to listen to stories told by bereaved Parents, Grandparents, Siblings and Friends.

Supporting a friend following the death of a child

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Meet Rachel

A message of hope for bereaved parents

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Meet Carly

Reflections from a Bereaved Dad

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Meet Nick

Growing my family after the death of my child

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Meet Donna

Helpful Support Organisations and Helplines

The Good Grief Trust
Grief resource’s and online UK directory of bereavement support
www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

24 HOUR SUPPORT LINES

samaritans

Samaritans

116 123 (UK)
https://www.samaritans.org
For anyone at anytime for any reason

childline

Childline

0800 1111
https://www.childline.org.uk/
Support for under 25yrs and their relatives

sliverline

Silverline

0800 470 8090
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk
Support for the over 50’s

DAY/EVENING SUPPORT LINES

cruse

Cruse

0808 808 1677 Nationwide bereavement support
https://www.cruse.org.uk/

child bereavement

Child Bereavement UK

0800 02 88840
Helpline (9 – 5pm)
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

child death

Child Death Helpline

0800 282 986
0808 800 6019
Every evening 7-10pm
Mon/Thurs/Fri – 10am – 1pm
Tues/Wed – 10am – 4pm
http://childdeathhelpline.org.uk/

grief talkt

Grief Talk

0808 802 0111
Support for anyone to Grieftalk from any phone for free
Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
Have a 1-2-1 CHAT live session with a Grieftalk counsellor

Bereavement Advice

Bereavement Advice Centre

0800 634 9494
Practical advice (9 – 5pm)
https://www.bereavementadvice.org/

Bereavement Trust

Bereavement Trust

0800 435 455
Emotional and practical advice (6 – 10pm)
https://www.bereavement-trust.org.uk/

Drug and Alcohol addiction

DrugFam

0300 888 3853
Drug and Alcohol addiction
The helpline line is available between 9am and 9pm seven days a week.
https://www.drugfam.co.uk/

sands

Sands

0808 164 3332
9.30am – 5.30pm Mon to Fri and 9.30am – 9.30pm Tues and Thurs evenings
Free confidential helpline for anyone affected by the death of a baby.
https://www.sands.org.uk/

suicide support

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

0300 111 5065
9am-9pm every day
https://uksobs.org/

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends

0345 123 2304
Open every day 10 am – 4 pm, 7-10 pm
https://www.tcf.org.uk/

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust

0808 802 6868
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
Weekends and Public holidays, 6 pm – 10 pm
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/