0800 02 888 40 / [email protected]

Child Bereavement UK, Carlisle Youth Zone, Youth Zone, Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1LR

Bereavement support

Child Bereavement UK offers free, confidential bereavement support by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK. We also offer face-to-face support from a number of locations.

Support sessions - for individuals, couples, children, young people and families 

Groups for families - facilitated groups where children aged 4-12 and their adult carers can meet others and explore their feelings through creative activities

Groups for young people - facilitated groups for those between the ages of 11 and 25 to meet for social activities and to work on creative projects

Groups for parents - facilitated groups for bereaved parents and carers to meet in a supportive environment


We welcome families and individuals of any race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion/faith, sex/gender/gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, or disability.

Call our Helpline and we can help you find the support that suits your needs.


We provide confidential support, information and guidance to individuals, families and professionals throughout the UK. Our support team is available to respond to calls, Live Chat or email from 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.  We provide:

  • A confidential listening service
  • Support, guidance and information
  • Details about the support Child Bereavement UK can offer
  • Signposting to other organisations that can also offer support

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Live Chat via this website

Email: [email protected]


Support and training for professionals 

Child Bereavement UK helps professionals better understand and meet the needs of bereaved children, parents and families. We offer CPD-certified training delivered by skilled facilitators who are specialists in their field. Our training is based on learning from families and is underpinned by relevant theory and practice. We provide:

  • A comprehensive programme of training courses/webinars
  • Bespoke training to meet your organisation’s needs
  • Consultancy and evaluation for statutory, voluntary and corporate sectors
  • Supervision and reflective practice for practitioners working with bereaved children, parents and families

Support and training for schools/further education

We offer a number of resources for schools including:

  • A range of free, online resources for early years, primary, secondary and further/higher education, including Managing Bereavement: A guide for schools
  • Webinars for education professionals
  • Free-to-access online training modules: Supporting a bereaved pupil and Managing a sudden death in collaboration with London Grid for Learning
  • Elephant’s Tea Party: a bereavement awareness programme for primary and KS3 to help children develop emotional literacy and coping skills


Email [email protected]