Supporting children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement across the West Midlands.

JULY 2021



Whilst the Government is easing Covid restrictions in England from Monday 19th, here at Edward’s Trust, we are erring on the side of caution for your safety and the safety of our staff due to the increase of the Delta variant.

We will continue to wear masks whilst opening the door and walking around the building and will maintain 2m distancing for the near future. We will also continue to use anti-bac on a regular basis.

Our expectation is that all our clients and visitors do the same, unless you are exempt.

We have done a thorough risk assessment and implemented the necessary safety measures to ensure that we are all as safe as possible. Our Covid19 guidelines for clients can be found here. Please read and adhere to these in the building. 

Please be assured that we will offer the best support to our clients that this different way of working will allow. 

Should you need to contact us, please do so either by telephone 0121 454 1705; email

Please watch our website and social media pages for further updates. (Facebook, & Twitter @edwardstrust)

For further information and advice regarding Coronavirus please visit the NHS site at


For 30 years Edward’s Trust have been supporting bereaved families

Edward’s Trust was set up in 1989 by Peter and Hilary Dent in memory of their son Edward, who died aged 7 of cancer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  30 years later the Trust still continues to provide much needed support to bereaved families. 

Edward’s Trust provides holistic family bereavement services supporting children, young people and parents across the West Midlands. We provide support to parents bereaved, or about to bereaved, of their son or daughter – whatever the age of their child. We also provide support to children and young people of school age who are bereaved, or are about to be bereaved, of a parent, significant carer or sibling. 

A ‘Wellbeing in Bereavement’ service includes complementary therapies and respite bereavement care for bereaved parents and carers. Training and consultation for professionals working with bereaved families or families who are about to be bereaved.

How we help

  • Counselling

  • Wellbeing Therapies

  • Phone Support

  • Online Support

  • Complementary Therapies

  • Support Groups 

  • Social Activities

  • Remembrance Services

  • Pre-bereavement Support

Amanda was supported by Edward's Trust after the death of her son Oliver to suicide. Not long after his death, Amanda took on her first wild swim. It was in Dosthill Quarry and it was snowing!!

By taking on our charity Crimble Swimble, you will help Edward's Trust support more people like Amanda.