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Edward’s Trust

 Join us to fly the kite for bereaved children, young people

and parents in the West Midlands

Working with us

Edward’s Trust is a specialist bereavement charity based in Birmingham, providing counselling and holistic support to families in The West Midlands. We support over 600 families per year which equates to around 3,000 family members. 

We recognise that all grief is an individual journey and tailor our support to meet individual needs.  We offer a holistic approach through counselling and play therapy and run a ‘wellbeing in bereavement’ service in order to support our families during their most difficult times. We do not set time limits and the service is completely free. 


Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working for Edward’s Trust.

We do not have any current vacancies.

We would like to attract a diverse candidate pool and actively welcome applicants from all ethnic backgrounds and applicants regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

Edward’s Trust is an open and inclusive employer.

Personal Stories

Here are some stories from adults who have received support from Edward’s Trust. If you would like to be part of our transforming work, then we’d love to hear from you. 

Baby Loss bereavement

Baby Loss bereavement

Sudden Loss bereavement – Road Traffic Collision

Sudden Loss bereavement – Suicide

Parents supporting grieving children

Here is what some people say about our work

Edward’s Trust provide much needed, sometimes life-saving counselling support. They set up a focus group for our victims which guides a large group of bereaved people, that are all at various stages of loss.  

When a Fatal Road Traffic collision occurs the team at Edward’s Trust pick up the pieces of the families shattered lives and try so hard to make the right for them on an emotionally level.  I am always proud to be able to pass on my families to Edward’s Trust as I know they are always in the best of hands.

DC Robert Williams Family Liason Officer Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police

We share Edward’s Trust’s vision and belief and are excited to be able to build a strong working relationship.

Working with Edward’s Trust has been a huge benefit to both myself and the families that I support. Knowing that I have one referral to make and that the family will be contacted and commence their counselling within a number of weeks, following the death of their baby, really helps to reassure me that they are getting the individualised help and support that they need. We have good relationships with excellent communication links continually ensuring that the families are at the forefront of what we do.

Holly Haden Specialist Midwife for Bereavement

I found my well-being session really relaxing, it helped remove a lot of tenseness. Sophie is such a lovely person, so friendly and encouraging.

Anon Client

My yoga session with Sophie was also brilliant – one to one tuition was great and so relaxing!

Anon Client

It’s been such a pleasure to support Edward’s Trust in whatever way I can, and I very much look forward to working with you again on future projects.  Edward’s Trust is so dear to my heart, having been only 12 when I lost my dad, and not having been able to access any support.  I feel very passionate that others know they are not alone, and can access the arts as part of their healing/integrating process.

Thanks again.  I’m so glad to have been able to make a connection with Edward’s Trust and to be able to offer my skills and time. 

Bethany Rivers Agency