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Here at Edward’s Trust we offer good support services to support children and families who are facing loss and surviving bereavement, but we also value and appreciate many other bereavement charities and organisations who are doing other great things to support bereaved families. Here are links to just some of the additional support you can get and you can also download a PDF Directory here: DOWNLOAD DIRECTORY  Please note this is a work in progress and updated on a regular basis. If you see anything that could be usefully added, please get in touch.

Online Training & Resources

TRAINING & RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

In partnership with other local charities and organisations we have collated a list of bereavement training dates. These are mostly online but run my local bereavement experts and more local support may be possible. Date and details can be found here

Winston’s Wish: www.winstonswish.org/school-bereavement-courses/  &  www.winstonswish.org/childhood-bereavement-training-video/ (30 mins training video)

Resource: Thunks’ cards

Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org/webinars 

 Supporting a Bereaved Child: www.childbereavementuk.org/online-learning-for-schools

Resource: Activities for bereaved young people (a resource book)

Grief Encounter: www.griefencounter.org.uk/professionals-schools/

Helplines

Single Access Bereavement Support number 0121 687 8010
 

 

GRIEF HELPLINES

Child Bereavement UK Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Cruse Bereavement Care: For Birmingham and Solihull: 0121 687 8010

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Tues and Thursday: 9.00 am – 8.00pm

Free National Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Grief Encounter: 0808 802 0111

Good Grief Trust: COVID19 free helpline: 0800 2600 400 (8am – 8pm)

Winston’s Wish: Freephone: 08088 020021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

St Mary’s Hospice Bereavement support: Beth Hopkins, Bereavement Counsellor: 07966 165287 (open to anyone bereaved) or Maureen Smith: 07966 185811 (if a loved one a patient of the Hospice)

NHS Bereavement Helpline: 0800 2600 400

GENERAL HELPLINES
Birmingham Mind Helpline  – 0121 262 3555

Samaritans – 116 123

 

Live Chat & Email Support

LIVE CHAT

At A Loss Grief Chat: www.ataloss.org/griefchat 9am-9pm Monday to Friday

Child Bereavement UK: www.childbereavementuk.org 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Winston’s Wish: www.winstonswish.org/online-chat Weds & Fri 12pm-4pm

Kooth: www.kooth.com/incrisis (12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends)

EMAIL SUPPORT

Other General Bereavement Charities

LOCAL

Beyond the Horizon

Website: www.beyondthehorizon.org.uk

Beauchamp Road, Birmingham, B13 0NS

Tel:  0121 444 5454 During Covid19 Lockdown: 07906621345

Email: admin@beyondthehorizon.org.uk

Supports children, young people and families from the Birmingham area who have been affected by loss, bereavement, divorce or separation

Cruse Bereavement Care

Website: www.crusebirmingham.co.uk

Free Helpline: 08088081677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Self referrals (currently for telephone support) – 0121 687 8010

General Enquiries – 0121 687 8010

Email: birmingham@cruse.org.uk

Cruse is a National organisation with local branches including Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

St Mary’s Hospice Bereavement service

Beth Hopkins, Bereavement Counsellor: 07966 165287 (open to anyone bereaved or for support and advice)

Marie Curie Hospice

The Hummingbird Grief Counselling Support Service

Phone self referrals: 0121 6878010

Email: WMMCbereavement-referrals@nhs.net

Solihull Bereavement Service

Website: www.solihullbereavement.org

Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JL

Tel:  0121 424 5103

Provides confidential counselling by volunteers for people affected by bereavement

Walsall Bereavement Support Service

Website: www.wbss.org.uk

3, Bradford Street, Walsall, WS1 1PL

Tel: 01922 724841 Adult Bereavement Support Service

Tel: 01922 645035 Children’s/Young People’s bereavement service

Email: admin@wbss.org.uk

Malachi Specialist Family Support Services CIC

Website: www.malachi.org.uk

Billesley Ark 725 Yardley Wood Road Billesley Birmingham B13 0PT

Tel: 0121 441 4556

Email: enquiry@malachi.org.uk

Malachi are a not for profit, therapeutic family support organisation founded in 1991, working across the Midlands and Staffordshire. We support parents/carers, young people and professionals through a range of counselling based therapeutic interventions to create lasting change

Provides free support for bereaved children, young people and their families in the Walsall area.  Also offers support to adults who are bereaved by suicide

The Dove Service

Website: www.thedoveservice.org.uk

Tel:  01782 683155

Email: enquiries@thedoveservice.org.uk

Grief support charity covering Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire providing support to children, young people and adults. Can also offer paid (£30 ph) counselling for anyone bereaved in England in Wales during Covid-19.

The Laura Centre

Website: www.thelauracentre.org.uk

The Laura Centre, 4-6 Tower Street, Leicester. LE1 6WS

Tel for Referrals: 0116 254 4341

Advice line: 0116 2182140

Email: info@thelauracentre.org.uk

Support for bereaved parents and children in Leicestershire and Coventry

NATIONAL

Child Bereavement UK

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

Helpline: 08000288840

Live Chat via website

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Website: www.cruse.co.uk

Free Helpline: 08088081677 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm. Ext hrs till 8pm Tues, Weds, Thurs)

Email: info@cruse.org.uk

Cruse supports bereaved people Nationally with a local branch in the Birmingham area.

Grief Encounter

Website: www.griefencounter.org.uk

Tel: 08088020111

Web Chat www.griefencounter.org.uk

Email: grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk

Support for bereaved children and their families. Also supporting frontline staff at present

Good Grief Trust

Website: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

Email: hello@thegoodgrieftrust.org

Pop-up Grief Cafes currently online via Zoom

Information & Signposting for any type of bereavement.

At A Loss

Website: www.ataloss.org

Resources & signposting

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Winston’s Wish 

Website: www.winstonswish.org

Helpline: 08088020021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Online chat www.winstonswish.org/online-chat (Weds and Fri from 12 – 4pm)

Email: ask@winstonswish.org

Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger: Text WW to 85258 (24/7)

Support for bereaved children and young people following death of parent or sibling

Help to Make Sense (part of Winston’s Wish)

Website: www.help2makesense.org

Films and articles for bereaved young people

Hope Again (part of Cruse Bereavement)

Website: www.hopeagain.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 8081677

Email: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care.; with information, videos, vlogs from other young people about how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Specific Bereavement Charities & Resources

CHILD/BABY LOSS

The Lullaby Trust

Website: www.lullabytrust.org.uk

Helpline: 08088026868

Email: support@lullabytrust.org.uk

A listening service for anyone affected by the sudden death of a baby or young child plus information & befriending service. Raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 

Sands

Website: www.sands.org.uk

Helpline: 08081643332

Email: helpline@sands.org.uk

Sands Bereavement Support App – Download from App Store or GooglePlay

Local Support Groups and Online community for anyone who is affected by the death of a baby including health workers.

The Child Death Helpline – SUSPENDED due to Covid19

Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Free phone on landlines:0800 282 986 

Free phone on mobiles: 0808 282 986

Email: contact@childdeathhelpline.org 

Offers a free phone service for anyone who is affected by the death of a child.

Compassionate Friends

Website: www.tcf.org.uk

Helpline: 03451232304

Email: info@tcf.org.uk 

Offers support to parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.

MISCARRIAGE

Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Helpline: 01924 200 799

Email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Information and range of support services including Livechat, online support & local support groups (currently suspended) for those affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

MURDER & MANSLAUGHTER

SAMM – Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Website: www.samm.org.uk

Helpline: 0121 472 2912 (May need to leave a message) Helpline SUSPENDED due to Covid19.

Email: samm.national@gmail.com

SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter.

Through Unity

Website: www.throughunity.co.uk

Tel: 07947 684 605

Email: reachingout@throughunity.com

A coalition of families who have been bereaved through homicide providing support & raising awareness.

Assist Trauma Care

Website: www.assisttraumacare.org.uk

Tel: 01788551919

Specialist Third Sector (Not-for-Profit) Organisation offering therapeutic help to adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences. Based in Rugby but can provide outreach. Paid for service.

ROAD TRAFFIC DEATHS

Brake

Website: www.brake.org.uk

Switchboard: 01484 559 9087

Helpline: 08088000401

Email: helpline@brake.org.uk

Supporting those who are bereaved or injured as a result of a road crash. Provides emotional support, practical advice, and advocacy and access to local services

See also: Sudden Death

SUICIDE - Prevention
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust

Website: www.camgrant.org.uk

CAM Crisis Messenger (24/7 crisis support)

text CAM to 85258

Papyrus

Website: papyrus-uk.org

Helpline: 08000684141

Local Tel: 0121 437 0411

Email: westmidlands@papyrus-uk.org

Focus on prevention of suicide in young people under age of 35 but some advice on bereavement following a suicide.

The Samaritans

Website: www.samaritans.org

24 hr helpline: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Write: Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJKPO, Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA

Suicide prevention charity – but also provides support via phone, email, letter for anyone who feels lonely & wants a non-judgemental listening ear.  

Give us a Shout/Crisis Text Line

Website: www.giveusashout.org

Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT - Support

 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 

Website: www.uksobs.org

Helpline: 030011150657 days per week during Covid19

Email: email.support@uksobs.org 

All local support groups suspended during Covid19

Helpline offers support by volunteers, many of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Over 18s only

Support After Suicide

https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

Podcast from young people affected by suicide of friend: https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/story/rob-cam-and-ted/ 

Facing the Future

Website: www.facingthefuturegroups.org

Tel: 0208 939 9560

Email: info@facingthefuturegroups.org 

Joint work with Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. POSTPONED

due to Covid19. Opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide. Groups run once a week over six consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for 90 minutes.

NHS Help is at Hand

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Suicide/Documents/Help

PRE-BEREAVEMENT

Marie Curie

Website: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Helpline: 08000902309

Online Chat: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support

Offer practical information and emotional support.

RipRap

Website: www.riprap.org.uk

Advice & guidance for young people who have a parent with cancer. There is a forum but no direct helpline.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH S.E.N

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support 

WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN

Newman Health and Wellbeing

Website: www.newmanhealthwellbeing.org

Email: wellbeing@newman.ac.uk

Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 2NT

Tel: 0121 483 2205

Wellbeing plus counselling services

SANE

Website: www.sane.org.uk

Tel: 03003047000 OR 07984967708

Email: support@sane.org.uk

SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers

Anxiety UK

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Helpline: 03444775774 OR Textline: 07537416905

Information & support for wide range of anxiety conditions including anxieties around Covid-19

Rethink Mental Illness

Website: www.rethink.org

Advice Service: 0300 5000 927

Email: info@rethink.org

NHS 111

111

(24 hour helpline – free to call)

Staying Safe

www.stayingsafe.net

WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Forward Thinking Birmingham:

Website: www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk

Portal for referrals: https://ftbsecure.simplifyhealth.co.uk

Tel: 0300 300 0099

Urgent Care CAMHS – 0121 333 6915

Mental Health Partnership for Birmingham for 0-25 yr olds

Full list of services: www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/services/47-service-directory

Kooth

Website: www.kooth.com

Online counselling service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.

12 noon until 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday, 365 days per year.

Dudley CAHMS

Website: www.dwmh.nhs.uk/camhs-dudley

The Elms, Slade Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 2UR 

Tel: 01384 324689

Provides a service to children and young people up to the age of 16 years old who have a Dudley GP. Referrals can be made by GP, Paediatrician and social care.

Sandwell CAMHS

Website: www.blackcountryminds.com/about-your-camhs/who-are-we-sandwell

48 Lodge Rd, West Bromwich, B70 8NY

Tel:  0121 612 6620

Crisis Team:  0121 612 6620 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or

via team mobile on 07816075218 5pm – 8pm and at weekends.

Support young people aged between 5-18 years of age with a GP registered in the Sandwell area

Solihull Solar

Website: www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/our-services/solar-youth-services

Freshfields Clinic :Downing Close, Knowle, B93 0AQ

Tel: 0121 301 2730

Bishop Wilson Clinic: Craig Croft, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7TR

Tel: 0121 301 2750

Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for

children and young people up to 19 – accept self referrals.

Walsall CAMHS

Website: www.dwmh.nhs.uk/camhs-walsall

Canalside, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3AZ

Tel: 01922 607400

Any young person up to the age of 17yrs living in Walsall can access Walsall CAMHS. Referrals from GP, Pediatrician or Social worker

Wolverhampton CAMHS

Website: www.blackcountryminds.com/about-your-camhs/who-are-we-wolverhampton

Gem Centre, Nechells Lane, Wolverhampton WV11 3PG

Tel: 01902 444021

Crisis Team: 01902 444021 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or via the team mobile on 07900 226 390, 5pm – 8pm and weekends.

Supports young people up until age of 18 in Wolverhampton area.

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