Child Bereavement UK is commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training and support for hospital staff. 

Bereavement support for parents and families

Child Bereavement UK provides free support to individuals, couples and families being cared for within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and/or under the care of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, who are experiencing:

  • Miscarriage
  • A still birth
  • The death of a baby
  • The death of a child (up to 18 years)
  • A situation where a baby or child is not expected to live


We provide:

  • Support by telephone and video, face-to-face support, and ‘walk and talk’ sessions
  • Support sessions for individuals, couples and families
  • Support groups to enable parents and carers to meet others in a supportive environment

Support and training for NHS staff

 We offer training to help NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff to improve their skills in caring for bereaved families. We also offer support to staff affected by the death of a baby or child in their care.

 We provide:

  • ‘Drop-in’ support at our base in the atrium of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children
  • Bereavement awareness sessions for staff groups (on request)
  • Resilience sessions for staff groups (on request)
  • Study days on a range of bereavement-related subjects
  • Staff confidential listening and booked support sessions
  • Facilitation of Team discussions and debriefs


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

Contact us

Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children 1345 Govan Road, Govan, Glasgow G51 4TF

Tel: 0141 370 47 47

Email: [email protected]