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 of their baby or child – whatever the age or circumstance.

  • Children and young people aged between 4 – 24 years who are bereaved of a parent, grandparent, significant carer, sibling or friend.

  • 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. 


For urgent, out of hours support contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or Birmingham Mind Helpline on 0121 262 3555.

How we help

Wellbeing Therapies
Complementary Therapies
Play Therapy
Support Groups

Telephone Support

Online Support


Remembrance Services

Social Activities

We provide bereavement counselling or play therapy to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are bereaved of a parent, significant carer, sibling or friend. If, as a professional you want to make a referral, please contact or phone 0121 454 1705

If you are making a referral as a third party, please ensure that the child/young person wants to have bereavement counselling and that the parent/guardian of the child/young person is aware of referral. If you have any questions about our criteria, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

For self referrals please contact us on 0121 454 1705 

Upcoming Events & Campaigns - Supporting

may 5 - Great birmingham run

If you are thinking about taking on the Birmingham 10k or the Half marathon this year, then why not run it as a sponsored event for us and help your local bereavement charity to support children, young people and parents across the West Midlands. Book your place here then let us know and we will give you an Edward's Trust t-shirt so you can tell the world you are supporting us and we will support and encourage you. 

throughout the year - ultra challenges

Are you a walker, jogger, or a runner looking for a challenge – to test yourself or to get in shape, and achieve something special? If so, these events are for you! Whether it’s along stunning coastline, or on trails through the best of Britain’s countryside, your Ultra Challenge® will be unforgettable - fundraise for Edward's Trust and get full support and an amazing sense of fulfilment.  Find out more here

Apr 27/28 - wolf run

Find your 'inner wolf' by running through fields, mud, lakes and climbing, crawling, laughing, crying your way around either a 5k or 10k obstacle course in Leicestershire or Warwickshire

Find out more here

Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering

light up a life dedication page

This time of year can be tough for those who have been bereaved. For many it helps to have a place to remember their loved one. This may be a physical place, but it could also be a virtual place. You can set up a dedication to your loved one on our 'Light Up a Life' dedication page here.


Here at Edward's Trust we support the whole person with their bereavement so in addition to counselling we also offer wellbeing sessions with our Wellbeing Therapist and Personal Trainer, Sophie Skipp. Find out more here

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Edward’s Trust recognises the diverse needs of our families and communities and seeks to offer support in an accessible and inclusive way.

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