Support for Adults


babies are stillborn or die before their 1st birthday each year in the West Midlands.


Children between the ages of 1-19 die each year in the West Midlands.


Families are helped and supported by Edward's Trust every year.

Bereavement Support for Adults

Edward’s Trust offers a holistic bereavement support service to families, following the death of a son or daughter in Birmingham and the West Midlands. We support adults to survive bereavement whose lives have been devastated by the death of a child. The devastating grief and sorrow which accompanies the death of a child can be extremely debilitating.  Grief has a huge impact on a bereaved parent, affecting them on a personal, social, psychological, physical and spiritual level. At Edward’s Trust we recognise this is a life long journey and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. The bereavement support we offer is gentle and accepting of the person, allowing parents to be honest and patient with themselves whilst supporting them through this unique journey. Our Wellbeing in Bereavement service provides a holistic approach to bereavement care through individual and couple counselling as well as group sessions. Counselling offers bereaved parents the opportunity to talk about the death of their son or daughter and their grief. Edward’s Trust offers a safe supportive environment and for bereaved parents the reassurance that this is available for as long as they need it.

Services for bereaved parents

  • Counselling
  • Wellbeing Therapies including Mindfullness Practices and complementary therapies
  • Support Groups
  • Respite Bereavement Retreats
  • Social Activities
  • Remembrance Services

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