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 to support NHS GG&C staff affected by the death of a child or with working in this field.

The service gives free support, provided by trained bereavement support practitioners. We support families being cared for within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde or who live further afield but are under the care of the Royal Hospital for Children in some capacity, and the NHS professionals working with them, who are experiencing:

  • Miscarriage
  • A stillbirth
  • The death of a baby
  • The death of a child (up to 18 years or beyond in certain circumstances)
  • A situation where a baby or child is not expected to live

We provide:

  • Support sessions for individuals, couples, siblings and families via telephone ,digital means or Walk and Talk sessions from NHS Louisa Jordan subject to local Covid restrictions
  • Support groups via video platforms, to enable parents and carers to meet others
  • Booked telephone support or video-link sessions for parents unable to access face-to-face support
  • Liaison with, and support of, other organisations as appropriate

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, our bereavement support practitioners are currently working remotely and bereavement support is being offered by telephone or digital means. 

For staff we offer:

  • ‘Drop-in’ support at our base in the atrium of the 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 1-2-1 booked support sessions
  • Facilitation of Team discussions and debriefs

Support during Covid-19 

For the latest information and guidance with regard to our services and events during the Covid-19 pandemic, please click here. Please click on the following link to see a range of resources we have produced to help support children during the coronavirus outbreak, including short guidance films and information

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

Contact us

Tel: 0141 370 47 47
Email: [email protected]