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Bereaved parent support

The death of a child, of any age, brings heartbreak and devastation. Whether your child died recently or some time ago, Bereaved Parent Support is here to help you find hope, healing, peace, and a way forward. Look here for articles and personal stories from others who have faced a similar loss. You can also find out about our telephone befriending service and events especially for bereaved parents.

About BPS

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Find out about our befriending service and events, or sign up to the BPS newsletter.

Helpful articles

Bereaved Parents Personal Stories

Help and practical support for you on your grief journey.

Do's and don'ts

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Advice for those who are seeking to support others who have suffered a bereavement.


Bereaved Parent Support

For all the latest updates and further support for those who have lost a child, like our Bereaved Parent Support page on Facebook.

How to help bereaved parents

Download our free resource sheet “How you can help bereaved parents”, for anyone supporting a bereaved parent, it is based on real-life experiences and contains some practical tips on helpful things you can say and do – and those things best avoided.

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Support events online

We know how helpful many people find our support events so, because of current distancing regulations, we’re running these online at present. They are wonderful opportunities to meet and share with other bereaved parents or adult siblings in an atmosphere of understanding.

Bereaved Parent Online Support Events

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.

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Support days and weekends

We normally travel the country with our different bereavement events, however, we are currently bringing our Winter 2021 events to you online, in line with the current government guidelines on COVID-19.

Bereaved Parent Support Day

Whether you are coming on your own or as a couple, you’ll be able to meet others who understand the heartache you are going through

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Bereaved Parent Support Weekend

Here you will be with others who understand your situation first hand and are ready to listen and offer you reassurance and hope for the journey ahead.

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Some of our befrienders organise Walks for Bereaved Men from time to time – click here to find out more.

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