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 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.

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 & Campaigns - Supporting

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.

MAR 1-APR 1 virtual pet show

This year we launch our first ever Virtual Pet Show!! Pets are wonderful and so good for mental health so let's celebrate our furry (or feathery or scaley) friends and raise some money at the same time. The winners will be announced on National Pet Day (11th April) More details to follow!

Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering

Wellbeing

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. 

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