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 Government Covid restrictions are now eased, we are offering our face to face services as usual whilst still offering phone support or an outdoor session should you feel more comfortable. If however you have Covid symptoms, please do not attend your appointment but call us to re-arrange. Thank you.
For urgent, out of hours support contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or Birmingham Mind Helpline on 0121 262 3555.
Upcoming Events & Campaigns - Supporting
june 2-5 4 O'clock cake for queen's platinum jubilee weekend
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Edward’s Trust is encouraging people to get together and hold a 4 O’clock Cake event to raise money to support bereaved families; drink tea, eat cake and catch up after a challenging two years. Find out more here & you can request a 4 O'clock pack with all you need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org & you can download an invite to personalise here
JUN 5 birmingham fun run
If the Birmingham Great Run feels a bit too much for you, why not set yourself a more fun physical challenge in June and sign up for the Great Midlands Fun Run here then get in contact with us at email@example.com
JUN 5 wolf run
But for more of a challenge, this year we are entering an Edward's Trust Team to Summer Wolf Run - why not set yourself a challenge and join us for this 7km assault course - it's muddy good fun! More details here
JUN 19-26 virtual kite race
Back by popular demand is our Virtual Kite & Balloon Race (*no animals are harmed in the racing of these balloons!) Buy a kite or balloon from 28th May. More details here
JUl 2-3 pass the baton
Launched last year Pass the Baton was a huge success with team members participating from across the globe! Who can you recruit to a team as you do a full 24hr challenge?
JUL 11 Annual charity golf day
This year our Charity Golf Day will be at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club. Individual and team prizes in this Stableford competition. For more details download the poster here.
Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering
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.