National Bereavement Charities
Child Bereavement UK
Live Chat via website
Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement
Cruse Bereavement Care
Free Helpline: 08088081677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)
Self referrals (currently for telephone support) – 0121 687 8010
General Enquiries – 0121 687 8011
Cruse Birminigham supports bereaved people in the Birmingham area. National organisation with local branches.
Web Chat www.griefencounter.org.uk
Support for bereaved children and their families. Also supporting frontline staff at present
Good Grief Trust
Pop-up Grief Cafes currently online via Zoom
Information & Signposting for any type of bereavement.
At A Loss
Resources & signposting
The Lullaby Trust
A listening service for anyone affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child plus information & befriending service. Raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Sands Bereavement Support App – Download from App Store or GooglePlay
Local Support Groups and Online community for anyone who is affected by the death of a baby including health workers.
The Child Death Helpline – SUSPENDED due to Covid19
Free phone on landlines:0800 282 986
Free phone on mobiles: 0808 282 986
Offers a free phone service for anyone who is affected by the death of a child.
Offers support to parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.
Helpline: 01924 200 799
Information and range of support services including Livechat, online support & local support groups (currently suspended) for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.
Murder and Manslaughter
SAMM – Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Helpline: 0121 472 2912 (May need to leave a message) Helpline SUSPENDED due to Covid19
SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by
Murder and Manslaughter
Tel: 07947 684 605
A coalition of families who have been bereaved through homicide providing support & raising awareness.
Assist Trauma Care
Specialist Third Sector (Not-for-Profit) Organisation
offering therapeutic help to adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences. Based in Rugby but can provide outreach. Paid for service.
Road Traffic Deaths
Suicide – Prevention
Local Tel: 0121 437 0411
Focus on prevention of suicide in young people under age of 35 but some advice on bereavement following a suicide.
24 hr helpline: 116 123
Write: Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO, Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Suicide prevention charity – but also provides support via phone, email, letter for anyone who feels lonely & wants a non-judgemental listening ear.
Give us a Shout/Crisis Text Line
Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.
Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.
Death by Suicide – Support
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Helpline: 030011150657 days per week during Covid19
All local support groups suspended during Covid19
Helpline offers support by volunteers, many of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Over 18s only
Facing the Future
Tel: 0208 939 9560
Joint work with Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. POSTPONED
due to Covid19. Opportunity to meet others who have lost someone
to suicide. Groups run once a week over six consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for 90 minutes.
Online Chat: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support
Offer practical information and emotional support.
Advice & guidance for young people who have a parent with cancer. There is a forum but no direct helpline.
Wellbeing Support for Adults & Children
Bereavement Support for Children & Young People
Helpline: 08088020021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Online chat www.winstonswish.org/online-chat (Weds and Fri from 12 – 4pm)
Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger: Text WW to 85258 (24/7)
Support for bereaved children and young people following death of parent or sibling
Help to Make Sense (part of Winston’s Wish)
Films and articles for bereaved young people
Hope Again (part of Cruse Bereavement)
Helpline: 0808 8081677
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care.; with informartion, videos, vlogs from other young people about how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
General Mental Health Support
For alternative support mental health concerns, you can call:
Tel: 03003047000 OR 07984967708
SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers
Helpline: 03444775774 OR Textline: 07537416905
Information & support for wide range of anxiety conditions including anxieties around Covid-19
Rethink Mental Illness
Advice Service: 0300 5000 927
(24 hour helpline – free to call)
Wellbeing Support for Young People – CAMHS Services
Forward Thinking Birmingham:
Portal for referrals: https://ftbsecure.simplifyhealth.co.uk
Tel: 0300 300 0099
Urgent Care CAMHS – 0121 333 6915
Mental Health Partnership for Birmingham for 0-25 yr olds
Full list of services: www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/services/47-service-directory
Online counselling service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.
12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year.
The Elms, Slade Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2UR
Tel: 01384 324689
Provides a service to children and young people up to the age of 16 years old who have a Dudley GP. Referrals can be made by GP, Paediatrician and social care.
48 Lodge Rd, West Bromwich, B70 8NY
Tel: 0121 612 6620
Crisis Team: 0121 612 6620 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or
via team mobile on 07816075218 5pm – 8pm and at weekends.
Support young people aged between 5-18 years of age with a GP registered in the Sandwell area
Freshfields Clinic :Downing Close, Knowle, B93 0AQ
Tel: 0121 301 2730
Bishop Wilson Clinic: Craig Croft, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7TR
Tel: 0121 301 2750
Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for
children and young people up to 19 – accept self referrals.
Canalside, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3AZ
Tel: 01922 607400
Any young person up to the age of 17yrs living in Walsall can access Walsall CAMHS. Referrals from GP, Pediatrician or Social worker
Gem Centre, Nechells Lane, Wolverhampton WV11 3PG
Tel: 01902 444021
Crisis Team: 01902 444021 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or via the team mobile on 07900 226 390, 5pm – 8pm and weekends.
Supports young people up until age of 18 in Wolverhampton area.
This information will be kept secure at Edward’s Trust office.
The information will be used by the counsellors and wellbeing therapists to aid them in their support.
The data will be kept on a secure database, and only used anonymously in conjunction with other clients’ data as statistics. We will not contact you for marketing purposes