Supporting children, young people 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 baby or child – whatever the age or circumstance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 or play therapy 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 on 0121 454 1705 

Upcoming Events & Campaigns - Supporting

24 SEPT - charity sky dive

Lucy, our Engagement Manager is braving the skies to do a skydive to raise money for Edward's Trust. You can read her story and support her here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucy-goodway8

oct - walk30

In the same series of our 30 in 30 events, this year we are mixing it up a bit and launching a month long campaign called WALK30! We are asking you to Walk30 (mins each day) Talk30 (talk to 30 people about the work of Edward's Trust) & Give30 (pounds, *minimum) More details to follow.

Nov 29- dec 6 'the big give'

Following the success of our Big Give Campaign last year we are going again but bigger!! The Big Give is a match funding campaign in which your donations will be DOUBLED if you give this week through The BigGive website. You can find out more here 

9 dec - christmas jumper day

Why not hold a Christmas jumper day in your school/workplace/community/place of worship & raise money for Edward's Trust at the same time. You can either request a collection tin or donate through our Just Giving campaign page here (Posters will be available)

Upcoming Events - Wellbeing & Remembering

Wellbeing

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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