What we do
Here at Edward’s Trust we offer a holistic approach to supporting people through bereavement and loss. We offer counselling (1 to 1 or as a couple) support groups, play therapy, wellbeing therapies and social events. We are also able to offer resources and training for those wanting to support people in their grief journey. We offer support to:
- Parents bereaved, or about to be bereaved, of their son or daughter – whatever the age of their child or cause of death.
- Children and young people aged between 4 – 24 years who are bereaved, or are about to be bereaved, of a parent, grandparent, significant carer, sibling or friend. The age at time of enquiry will determine whether a service can be provided.
- Bereaved parents/carers of a child or young person who is currently accessing support through Edward’s Trust and who also require support with their grief.
We also offer, advice, support, information and training to professionals working with bereaved families.
As Covid restrictions are eased, we are continuing to follow on-going government guideline updates relating to Covid19. Edward’s Trust are now offering face to face support again. We are also continuing to offer telephone support for our counselling and wellbeing services during this period. We have done a thorough risk assessment and implemented the necessary safety measures to ensure that we are all as safe as possible. Please see our Coronavirus page for more details and when you come to the building, please ensure you read and heed our Covid safety guidelines.
For urgent, out of hours support contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or Birmingham Mind Helpline on 0121 262 3555.
Upcoming Events & Campaigns - Supporting
nov 30 - dec 7 the big give week
We are part of a national fundraising campaign called The Big Give #ChristmasChallenge21. Thanks to the generosity of Pledgers and a Champion, all donations this week will be DOUBLED if given through The Big Give website. Donate here
DEC 7 - edward's trust virtual quiz
Now a regular fixture in our event diary we hope you can join us for our Festive fundraising quiz hosted by Steve from Route 39! Sign up on our Just Giving page & don't forget to let us know by email too so we can send you Zoom link too
DEC 10 - CHristmas jumper day
Who doesn't love a Christmas Jumper day? And now and even better excuse... You can raise money for Edward's Trust for the privilege! You can download a poster for your place of work/school here and if you want to collect money via Just Giving you can do so here: and if you want to collect money through Just Giving you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/christmasjumperday21
JAN - climb edward mountain
We launched this challenge during lockdown last year but it was so successful that we are running it again this January - work off the Christmas excesses and raise money for Edward's Trust at the same time. - A virtual stair climb to the height of Edward Mountain. More here.
Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering
light up a life
This season can be difficult for those who have been bereaved, so this December we are offering an online opportunity to remember your loved on on our 'Light Up a Life' dedication page. For £5 you can post a photo and a memory of someone you love and miss. You can post a dedication here.
During the pandemic our wellbeing therapists are unable to offer hands on wellbeing therapies to our families but we are able to offer wellbeing sessions with our Wellbeing Therapist and Personal Trainer, Sophie Skipp. Find out more here. We will start back with other therapies as soon as we are able.
Upcoming Events – Supporting
Edward’s Trust are committed to ensuring protection of all personal information that we hold, and to provide and protect all such data in line with GDPR requirements. You can read our policy here.