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Support Services

We have collated the best support services available to those who have suffered the loss of a child. 

An overview of each NHS trust and foundation trust, with regulatory action, corporate publications and contact details.

Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support.

Making it to Motherhood

Friends Maya and Zinnia started a podcast series after both experience baby loss – Maya of her son, Leo, and Zinnia of her daughter, Isabelle. The podcast addresses grief and loss in a frank and honest way, and is designed to be the resource they wished they'd had when they experienced their losses. You can listen to the podcast through Apple, Spotify or Google.

The baby loss counselling charity 

Provides couples counselling to parents who have suffered baby loss. Currently offering counselling at 16 hospitals in London and the South East.

Organisation aimed at supporting those who have lost someone whether that be baby, child or adult. Lots of useful links on their website for support agencies depending on region in which you are based. 

Set up by Kirsty and Brent Schwegmann, Naya's wish is a non-profit charity set up after their daughter Naya was stillborn in January 2019. They  are a sibling support charity, and provide sibling memory boxes for children after the death of their brother or sister.

Their sibling memory boxes contain specially selected keepsakes that offer comfort to children after their sibling dies. They also organise sibling playdates, coffee mornings for families and fundraising events. 

Mental Health Support charity Enabling everyone in our communities to achieve better mental health.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a child of any age has died or is dying and when a child is bereaved.
Child Bereavement UK offers support for adults and bereaved children and young people up to the age of 25.
Offers free face-to-face bereavement support in these areas: Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Glasgow, Leeds, Milton Keynes, East London, West London.

A dedicated helpline that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago.

Helpline: Freephone 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019

Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm, Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm
Every evening 7pm to 10pm


Organisation aimed at supporting Dad’s via links to charities and other support groups. Support Dads with all aspects of modern-day fatherhood, has a strong focus on baby loss and miscarriage 
Instagram : @dadmattersuk

Providing accurate, up to date practical information and guidance after the death of a child.  Ensuring professional bereavement services are improved through the experience of other bereaved families.  Designing and delivering more direct services to families after the death of a child, including financial assistance, support and practical advice.

An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Twins Trust Bereavement Service offers support, community and information to parents who have experienced the death of a baby or child from a multiple pregnancy.
The Support Group offers parent to parent support via their befriending service and via their closed Facebook bereavement support group.

Kicks Count is a UK charity that aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements in pregnancy.  

The Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in early pregnancy.  They also raise awareness of miscarriage and promote good practice in medical care. They provide a network of support groups and telephone contacts throughout the UK.

Offers advice and support for people dealing with infertility problems and/or facing a life without children. Campaigns for greater understanding of infertility issues and timely and consistent provision of infertility care through the UK.

Tommy's runs a general support group on Facebook for those who have suffered miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, stillbirth, loss after premature birth, neonatal death or termination for medical reasons. They also run a pregnancy and parenting after loss support group.

Trying Again is a podcast telling a story of miscarriage through the eyes of journalist and host, Rachael Smith; interviews with others about their personal stories; and expert advice and information from researchers. Each episode is a mix of conversation, dark humour and audio drama, with Rachael discussing a topic or theme surrounding miscarriage and sharing her own journey as she decides whether to try again following multiple losses. Visit the podcast website to find out more and download episodes.

Having been through pregnancy loss and miscarriage themselves, Laura and Bex set up the Worst Girl Gang Ever (TWGGE) to break the taboo around baby loss and create a supportive community for bereaved parents. You can listen to their award-winning podcast, follow them on Instagram or visit their website.

Naomi and Heidi experienced molar pregnancy and encountered difficulties in finding the necessary information and support to navigate this experience. In an effort to assist others going through similar situations, Heidi established the Instagram account @molarpregnancysupport, while Naomi created @mypartialmolar. Their shared goal is to increase awareness about molar pregnancy and eventually transform their efforts into a charitable organisation known as

Jess shares the story of Leo Phoenix, her son who was stillborn in 2016, and what followed his birth. She is passionate about raising awareness, supporting others and sharing the honest truth of fertility treatment, baby loss, stillbirth, miscarriage and pregnancy after loss. You can visit Jess' website or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Time to Talk TFMR podcast is presented by Hayley and Catherine. They speak to parents who have made the heartbreaking decision to terminate a pregnancy for medical reasons and share stories and information on their Instagram.

Whitney is a certified psychotherapist who openly shares her personal journey of miscarriage. Her deep commitment lies in providing support to fellow Black women who have experienced pregnancy and baby loss. Whitney has also organised miscarriage support gatherings exclusively for Black women as part of her dedication to this cause.

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