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 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.

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 on 0121 454 1705 

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 fundraising@edwardstrust.org.uk & 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 fundraising@edwardstrust.org.uk

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

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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