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The Compassionate Friends Bereavement charity

The Compassionate Friends is a national organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.  

Our national helpline is staffed by volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves and offers support and information 365 days a year.  

We also offer:

  • a comprehensive website and moderated online community forum
  • local support groups and one-to-one support   
  • weekend gatherings and retreats 
  • group support via social media in private, well-moderated Facebook groups
  • information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a unique postal library on all aspects of bereavement
  • some specialist support for adult bereaved siblings is also available.  

Please contact us to find out more:

Helpline 0345 123 2304, 10.00 – 16.00; 19.00 – 22.00

[email protected]

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