Information for bereaved families

At EACH we believe that having support available when you need it helps families to cope during the more difficult times. This is why we have put together this page filled with bereavement resources and information on bereavement organisations.

Please also note however that we also offer our own bereavement services, including sibling groups, parents and carers groups, counselling sessions and much more.

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Organisations offering bereavement support

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is a UK bereavement charity, offering support to bereaved children, young people and their families via their free national helpline, open weekdays, 9am – 9pm.  Contact them on 0808 802 0111 or via

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends offer many different kinds of support to bereaved families. Their UK national helpline is open every day of the year.

Time Norfolk

Time Norfolk is a pregnancy loss charity providing confidential help and support to anyone who has experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, termination or stillbirth.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity for bereaved people, offering support advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. It offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Their helpline is 0800 028 8840.

Talk to Stars

Talk to Stars is a Cambridgeshire based charity offering support to children and young people who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives, and those who know that someone important to them is going to die.

Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline is a freephone service for all those affected by a child's death (from pre-birth to adult). Interpreting service available.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish provides a free national helpline offering support, information and guidance to all those caring for a child or young person who has been bereaved.

Helpful resources

The Invisible Suitcase: understanding grief and how to manage it

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Remembering someone

Memory Keepsake Bears are handmade bears made from a loved ones clothing, usually a shirt. A range of photos and examples are available, please contact Elaine for more information. £5.00 from every bear sold is donated to EACH.

Bespoke Butterflies create bespoke memorabilia from a loved ones clothing. They can range from soft toys such as bears and rabbits, to hanging hearts and cushions. Based in Ipswich, they travel within a 20 mile radius. More information can be found on their Facebook page Butterflies Bespoke Memorabilia Keepsake.

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