Grief brings all kind of emotions and you may feel very isolated as you struggle to cope with them. A few organisations that may be able to help are listed here.
The Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline is a phone helpline for anyone who has been affected by the death of a child. The helpline is staffed by volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents themselves.
Visit the website www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk or call 0800 28 29 86.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families who have experienced the death of a child, as well as children who have lost someone important to them. Their website has a range of information sheets, films, and links to other resources, as well as an online forum. They also offer a bereavement support and an information line during office hours.
Visit the website www.childbereavement.org.uk or call 01494 568900.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends offers support to parents, grandparents and siblings following the death of a child. Their website has a range of leaflets relating to bereavement, and online forums where members can share experiences and support each other. They also have phone help lines that are answered by bereaved parents.
Visit the website www.tcf.org.uk or call 08451 23 23 04 (England, Scotland, Wales) or 028 8778 8016 (Northern Ireland).
Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance before, during and after bereavement they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process. Visit the website www.winstonswish.org.uk or call 08452 03 04 05.
Cruse bereavement care
If you would like to speak with a trained counsellor you can get in touch with Cruse bereavement care, who have the experience to help you understand your feelings and gradually come to terms with them.
Call 0844 477 9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See support in your area for local organisations that might be able to help.