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Bereavement - Loss of a child

National Helplines


Compassionate Friends: Compassionate Friends offer understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
Email: info@tcf.org.uk
Website: Compassionate Friends
Website for Bereaved Siblings
Tel: 08451 23 23 04  (Open daily- 10am to 4pm and 7pm - 10pm)
Email helpline:  helpline@tcf.org.uk


Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (SANDS): SANDS is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died.
Tel: 020 7436 7940 (Head Office)
Email:support@uk-sands.org (general enquiries)
helpline@uk-sands.org (helpline support)
Website: SANDS
Tel: 020 7436 5881 (9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6pm-10pm)


The Child Bereavement Trust: The Child Bereavement Trust is a charity providing support for bereaved families. The Child Bereavement Trust has produced books, videos, CD-Roms and developed a wide range of information leaflets and resources that are helpful to families and professionals.
Tel. 01494 568900 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
Website: The Child Bereavement Trust


The Child Death Helpline: The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Tel: Freephone - 0800 282986
Additional Freephone for all mobiles- 08088006019 
Website: The Child Death Helpline


Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) Bereavement Support Group: The Tamba BSG is a parent to parent support group run by bereaved parents. All BSG supporters are volunteers and are parents who have lost a baby or babies during a multiple pregnancy or at any stage after birth; they offer a befriending rather than a counselling service, although BSG does have access to professional support if required.
Tel: 0870 770 3305
Website:  Tamba Bereavement
Helpline: 0800 138 0509


Groups and Services in Fife

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Society (SANDS): SANDS is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died.
Email: fife-sands@tiscali.co.uk
Web: Fife SANDS 
Tel: 0845 5280322

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