Support Groups

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CRADLE Charity is an early pregnancy loss charity which is supported by a team of volunteers across the UK.

We raise funds for fast track counselling, provide peer support and donate CRADLE Comfort Bags filled with essential toiletries to NHS hospitals, which are then made available to women or couples receiving care, during or following pregnancy loss.

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We're working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth, supported by people who refuse to accept that a baby's death is just 'one of those things'. The people who support us want to do something about the lack of research and information around pregnancy issues. Like us, they believe every parent has the right to a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Darcey's Dream is a charity set up to support siblings as well as parents after the loss of a baby/Child. They are predominantly based in the North East but are able to help families all over the UK. They have a phone line and offer 1 to 1 family support to help families with crisis that arise with siblings while dealing with the loss of a sibling.

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Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity. We have been supporting bereaved children and young people since 1992 and we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK. Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Our expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and we also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals.

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After noticing there was a distinct lack of support for men who have experienced losing a child, in 2020 we set up a Men’s Support Network, #DadsandLadsNetwork, offering bereaved Dads and men suffering from mental health issues a safe space to talk..

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Aching Arms is a charity supporting parents who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy, birth or soon after. We have a national profile and are a very active member of the Baby Loss Network, All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, are stakeholders in the development of the National Bereavement Care Pathway and Annual Baby Loss Awareness Week.

We are a member of the Department for Health Pregnancy Loss Review and Coroner’s Stillbirth investigation stakeholder group and Baby Loss Training Network.

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Nadine Baynes set up this unique not-for-profit organisation in 2015.

We are here to offer support to those who have been through miscarriage, still-birth, neonatal death, SIDS, ectopic and molar pregnancy and for those who need support, post-termination.

For women, men, couples and grandparents just like you who are hurting and feel that no one understands the deep psychological pain you are experiencing, we are here. 

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We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.

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To support families after the devastation of baby loss, through subsequent pregnancy and parenting. We aim to celebrate a family as a whole and break the taboo associated with baby loss. A baby born after a loss is known as a rainbow baby.

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