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Bereaved Parent Online Support Events

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Support for you in your home.

Our special online support event offers understanding, encouragement and support to any parent who has suffered the death of their child, in any circumstance and at any age.

The worst loss a parent ever has to face is the death of a son or daughter. Children are ‘not supposed to die’. But sometimes they do – and the extent of pain and devastation, even isolation, experienced by parents when a child dies is unimaginable.

Whether you join us on your own or as a couple, you’ll be able to meet others who understand the heartache you are going through. Many have found that these events can make a huge difference in helping them cope both now and as they think about the future.

“It was helpful just being able to meet and talk with other dads who are experiencing the same pain and are not afraid to admit it.”

The difference our support event can make

We always want delegates at our events to feel that they are in a safe place. And during this online event, you‘ll be able to participate from the comfort of your own home. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from other parents who have suffered the death of a child
  • Share your story in a small breakout room with others who really understand
  • Discover practical ways to work through the pain of bereavement and loss
  • Receive comfort, hope and help for the journey ahead
Meet the team

Mike and Kath Coulson are Care for the Family’s Bereaved Parent support coordinators. They lost their eldest son Philip, then aged seven, in 1994, and know how difficult life can be following bereavement.

Mike and Cath

How will it work?

The day will be led by members of the Bereaved Parent befriending team who have all experienced the loss of a child. Whether your son or daughter died last week, last month, or years ago, they will help you on the difficult journey of grieving. If you have ever felt that no-one else understands how you feel, this online event is for you.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

Our online support events are free to attend, although you are welcome to make a donation to offset our costs if you are able to do so. Places are very limited however, so we do ask that if you book and subsequently find you are unable to attend then you let us know as soon as you can. That way we can offer the place to someone else

The events will take place using the ZOOM video conferencing platform. We will send you full details on how to access the event, together with an advance pack containing everything you’ll need to make the event a unique and supportive experience.

Booking information

Dates for 2021 coming soon!

Care for the Family’s primary purpose is to strengthen family life in the UK and the Isle of Man. Whilst this event is available online, unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to take bookings from anyone who is residing outside the UK and the Isle of Man. For more details please click here.

We will also be running ‘Brothers and Sisters: Life After Loss’ – an online Support Day for adult siblings who have suffered the loss of their brother or sister.

Click here for more information.

For further support, please visit our COVID-19 support pages.

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