Here we share a list of national charities providing information and support for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, including those who specialise in baby loss.
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. Their phoneline is available 24-7, every day of the year.
Cruse Bereavement Support (and its counterpart Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland) is the UK’s largest bereavement charity. They provide free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief.
MAMA Academy helps to prevent stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the UK by empowering maternity professionals and informing expectant parents about stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust provides information, education, and support to those affected by ectopic pregnancies and to the health professionals who care for them. They have a telephone and email helpline, online forum and online support groups.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. They have a helpline and run support groups.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) provide non-directive information and support before, during and after antenatal screening. They have a telephone helpline as well as an online peer support forum.
The Miscarriage Association provides support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy. They have a helpline and also provide local support groups.
Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. They want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. Sands provide local support groups and befriending services.