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.
As Government Covid restrictions are now eased, we are offering our face-to-face services as usual. If, however you have Covid symptoms, please do not attend your appointment and call us to re-arrange. Thank you. There is further information about Coronavirus here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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 28- dec 5 - the big give
Following our hugely successful previous Christmas Big Give Campaigns, this year, with support from our Champion, The Hospital Saturday Fund we are going again... and going bigger! During the Big Give week all donations will be DOUBLED and we hope to raise a total of £20,000. Will you help us? DONATE here (Please note, link will not be live until 28th Nov at midday)
nov 30 - Christmas chinese fundraiser with jasper carrott ***SOLD OUT!***
We are big fans of the award-winning Chung Ying Chinese Restaurant in the Chinese Quarter. We are also big fans of Jasper Carrott, so we are delighted to be hosting an intimate audience with Jasper including a two course meal of delicious food a welcome drink and the usual karaoke fun! **This event is now sold out.
dec 8 - Christmas jumper day
A wonderful opportunity to get a bit festive in your Christmas jumper and raise much needed support for Edward's Trust at the same time. Sign up here so we can send you more details, and we look forward to seeing your fabulous festive attire!
dec 9 - edgbaston artisan Christmas market
We are delighted to be at our local artisan Christmas Market again this year alongwith our friends in the Calthorpe Estates Community. Do pop along pick up some beautiful Christmas gifts and say, 'hi.' We'd love to see you.
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.
Edward’s Trust recognises the diverse needs of our families and communities and seeks to offer support in an accessible and inclusive way.
Safeguarding is at the heart of Edward’s Trust services and operations. Please click here to see our policy.
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.