Other parents and carers have told us that sometimes when they are busy supporting their children, it can often mean that their own grief is put on hold. We feel that it is important that you have time to grieve and to find the support that works best for you. We are able to offer small groups for parents and carers alongside the group sessions that we run for the children and young people and a limited number of individual sessions, but you may feel that you need something more than this.
Here are some suggestions of other providers of bereavement support:
The Bereavement Counselling Service (South West) - 01752 223332 provide specialist bereavement counselling to those individuals who have been bereaved through traumatic circumstances or are experiencing complicated grief.
Cruse Bereavement Care - 0300 330 5466 provide bereavement counselling.
www.wayfoundation.org.uk - support for adults who are young and have been widowed includes details of local contacts, advice and a book loan service.
www.uk-sobs.org.uk - offers support to survivors of bereavement through suicide includes details of local groups.
www.uk-sands.org - support for adults who have experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy or after birth.
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk - telephone support provided by parents who have experienced the death of a child for parents in a similar situation.
www.tcf.org.uk - the Compassionate Friends offer support to bereaved parents and their families.
www.samm.org.uk - telephone support for those bereaved through murder or manslaughter.