If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

Help and support organisations that can provide advice and support related to the following difficult issues:

 

  • Prenatal/Perinatal death
  • Still Born
  • Death of Premature Babies
  • Miscarriage
  • Child Death
  • Bereavement

 

Sands

Sands is an organisation which supports anyone affected by the death of a baby that has died before, during, or shortly after birth. They also promote research to reduce the loss of babies' lives. They offer a telephone support service and online message boards

Helpline: 0207 436 5881.

Visit the Sands site

Tommy's

Tommy’s believes that every pregnancy should have a happy ending, so they fund medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provide a free information service that educates all parents-to-be about health in pregnancy. Tommy's midwives can provide bereavement counselling support for anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss. To speak to a midwife directly call the Freephone PregnancyLine.

Freephone PregnancyLine on: 0800 0147 800

Visit the Tommy's site

Bliss

Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all babies born too soon, too small and too sick and their families. If you or someone you know has been affected by having a premature or sick baby and would like information or support, call the freephone helpline or go online.

Helpline: 0500 618 140

Visit the Bliss site

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and mutual understanding to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. They have a national helpline, with calls answered only by bereaved parents, as well as a comprehensive website.

Helpline: 0845 123 2304

Visit The Compassionate Friends site

Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline is a national charity that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago. The Helpline is staffed by bereaved parent volunteers supported by a professional team.

Helpline: 0800 282 986

Freephone for mobiles: 0808 800 6019

Visit the Child Death Helpline site

Child Bereavement UK

The Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Phone: 01494 568900

Email: enquiries@childbereavement.org.uk

Visit the Child Bereavement UK site

Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families. They offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. They believe that the right support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.

National helpline: 08452 03 04 05

Email: info@winstonswish.org.uk

Visit the Winston's Wish site

Help and support organisations that can provide advice and support related to the following issues:

 

  • Family & Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Family breakdown
  • Divorce

 

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They are there for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week through their website and free Family Lives Helpline. Family Lives also has a LiveOnline chat service, where you can talk to their trained staff online about any family issue. Whatever your family role or situation, they can help.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Visit the Family Lives site

Relate

Relate provides relationship and family counselling and relationship support across the UK. Their services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, counselling for children and young people and sex therapy, as well as workshops and training courses.

Calling the helpline will get you through to a trained consultant who can help point you toward the help you need. Please note that there may be a charge if you choose to book online or telephone counselling with Relate. Free online Live Chat is available on the website.

Helpline: 0300 100 1234

Visit the Relate site

National Family Mediation

National Family Mediation is the major provider of mediation with over 300 mediators across England and Wales trained in all aspects of family law who are skilled at reducing conflict in separation and divorce. They help people make their own arrangements for property, finance and looking after their children as separated parents. Mediation is quicker and cheaper than going to court.

Phone: 0300 4000 636

Visit the National Family Mediation site

Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown.

Phone: 029 2081 0800

Email: mail@cff.org.uk

Visit the Care for the Family site

The Centre for Separated Families

The Centre for Separated Families works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children.

Email: advice@separatedfamilies.org.uk

Visit The Centre for Separated Families site

Help and support organisations that can provide advice and support related to the following difficult issues:

 

  • Bullying
  • School Bullying
  • Cyber Bullying

 

Beatbullying

Beatbullying works with children and young people across the UK to provide them with all important opportunities to make positive and lasting changes to their lives and outlook. In particular, they work intensively with those so deeply affected by bullying that they can barely face going to school that next morning.

Visit the Beatbullying site

Kidscape

Kidscape was established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse, working with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them. Their Parents’ Anti-Bullying Helpline offers support and advice to parents of bullied children.

Helpline: 08451 205 204

Visit the Kidscape site

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