Supporting children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement across the West Midlands.

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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, as a couple, or as a family) 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 and any adults affected by the death of a child, children and young people who have had someone important to them die, or have a parent, significant carer, brother, sister, other family member or friend who is terminally ill.

As Covid restrictions are eased a little, we are continuing to follow on-going government guideline updates relating to Covid19. Edward’s Trust will be starting to offer limited face to face support again. We continue 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 we are able to invite you 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.

 

How we help

Counselling
Wellbeing Therapies
Complementary  Therapies                           Play Therapy             Support Groups   Social Activities

 

  Telephone Support
  Online Support      Training
  Remembrance Services
  Pre-bereavement         Support

 

 We provide bereavement counselling to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are bereaved, or about to be bereaved of a parent, significant carer, sibling or friend. If, as a professional you want to make a referral, please contact admin@edwardstrust.org.uk 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 using the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

Upcoming Events - Supporting

april 31 - may 3 - Captain tom 100

Following the amazing and humbling fundraising achievements of Captain Tom Moore, who raised over £38 million by walking laps of his garden inspiring the nation, The Captain Tom Foundation are working together with The London Marathon to bring a wonderful fundraising opportunity. It's called 'Captain Tom 100' and it's a call to the nation to gather together once again to raise money for charity - but this time a charity of their choice.

You will see details of 'Captain Tom 100' everywhere.... what we are asking is that you choose us, as your chosen charity. This is a great opportunity for our fundraising with the weight of national publicity and promotion behind it. We hope you can get on board. You can download the pack here and sign up at Just Giving or Virgin Money

 

JUNE 19 - 4 O'Clock Cake

Having been deprived of social activities for a year, why not arrange a 4 O'Clock Cake to catch up with all your friends and raise money for Edward's Trust at the same time. Depending on restrictions, you can host indoors or outdoors as a garden party. All you need to host your 4 O Clock Cake is here (but you'll have to bake your own cakes as uploading cakes is far too messy!)

JUNE 20 - virtual kite race

After the success of last year's virtual balloon race. This year we are very excited to be racing kites!! More details to follow but you will be able to buy a virtual kite for yourself, family, friends or to remember a loved one from 6th June.

JUly 3-4 Pass the baton

Our exciting new team challenge for 2021. 24 hours of activities over the weekend with teams of 12-24. Ideal for a corporate challenge. More details to follow soon.

JUly 12 - charity golf daY, OLTON GOLF COURSE

It's back...  Always a fantastic day with great raffle and auction prizes and sponsorship deals from £600. For more info contact: Richard Page on 02477 055 439 or 07793 452 213 or e-mail richard.page1948@gmail.com and you can download a poster with more details here.

JUly 19 - Chinese meal fundraiser

We're so excited about the welcome return of our charity chinese meal. We hope you can join us at Cheung Ying Cantonese Restaurant, China Town. Get the date in the diary - it's a popular night!

OCT - 31 in 31

Whilst we may not be 31 years old this year, 31 in 31 went down so well last year that we will be running it again! There are still 31 days in October so again we are challenging you to come up with 31 sponsored challenges to undertake in the month.

NOV 8 - indian meal fundraiser

We're so excited about the welcome return of our charity Indian meal. Venue to be confirmed but get the date in the diary - it's a popular night!

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!

Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering

Wellbeing

During the pandemic our wellbeing therapists are unable to offer the usual wellbeing therapies to our families but are offering limited virtual support. We will start back 'live' as soon as we are able. 

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