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Loss and bereavement

Compassionate Friends

53 North Street
Bristol BS3 1EN

(0117) 953 9639 (9.30am–5pm Mon–Fri)

An organsiation of and for bereaved parents and families. Advice and support. Local groups.*

CRUSE Bereavement Care (E)

126 Sheen Road
Surrey TW9 1UR

(020) 8940 4818 (Office)
(020) 8332 7227 (Helpline)

In Northern Ireland:
Piney Ridge
Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Saintfield Road
Belfast BT8 8BH

(028) 9079 2419

In Wales:
Old Bedw
Builth Wells
Powys LD2 3LQ

(01982) 560468

Offers help and counselling to bereaved people. Local groups.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (Cot Death Research and Support)

14 Halkin Street
London SW1X 7DP

(020) 7235 0965 (Administration)
(020) 7235 1721 (24-hour helpline)

In Northern Ireland:

Friends of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (NI)

7 Glenann Avenue
Belfast BT17 9AT

(028) 9062 2688

Support and information for parents bereaved by a sudden infant death and gives new parents advice on reducing risk of cot death.*

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)

28 Portland Place
London W1N 4DE

(020) 7436 5881(10am–5pm Mon–Fri)

Information and a national network of support groups for bereaved parents.*


c/o 60 Rocks Road
East Sussex TN22 2AX

(01825) 765084

Small support group of young widows aiming to provide practical and emotional support for those who experience the loss of a partner. Please include a stamped addressed envelope for written replies to any query.

We are indebted to Health Promotion England for their help in compiling this section.