Family Resources

Grief is unique to everyone

Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died.

Some people prefer to talk to family and friends, some to bereavement counsellors like those on our free Grief Chat service.

Others prefer to find support in online communities, books and podcasts.

Whatever your preferences we hope that the resources below are of some help to you.

 

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Some of the wonderful charities supporting families after loss:

The Lily Mae Foundation offers a comprehensive and unique range of supporting programmes to bereaved parents, their families and friends via 1-1 Support services, monthly meet ups, online groups, their podcast and more.

The foundation was created by Amy and Ryan Jackson in 2012 after losing their precious daughter Lily Mae in 2010. Since then it has gone on to support parents and families who have tragically lost babies to Stillbirth, NeoNatal Death, Miscarriage and Medical Termination.
Visit their site here (UK)

Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support) was formed by a group of bereaved parents to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth, and the organisation is now the national charity supporting families affected by perinatal loss. Visit their site here. (Ireland)

MOHA, hopes to create a voice for grieving mothers who have held their baby after their passing, to provide immediate day-of-loss resources and ongoing bereavement support for all family members, and to raise public awareness about the unimaginable pain and heartbreak surrounding loss. Visit their site here (Texas, US)

PALS services include an online magazine, online support groups, local meet-ups, outreach and education, resource listings for families and healthcare providers, and more. Visit their site here (Minnesota, US)

Find organisations supporting bereaved parents here.

Find charities supporting families and fundraising for CuddleCots and CuddleBlankets around the world here.

Books suggested by our online community for bereaved parents

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For siblings:

Podcasts suggested by our online community for bereaved parents

1. MOMA (Mothers Of Held Angels) US- "MOHA is a place for women to share experience-based advice, provide supportive resources" - Listen here

2. Still Parents Podcast UK - "A candid podcast. How do Dads deal with baby loss?" Listen here

3. The Worst Girl Gang Ever UK- "We’ll be interviewing those who have gone through a miscarriage, specialists and other interesting folk!" Listen here

4. The Joyful Mourning US - A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Listen in on honest conversations from real women as they share candidly about their own experience of loss and what it has looked like for them to navigate grief. Listen here.

5. The Other Mothers Podcast UK - The Other Mothers Podcast is hosted by friends Elle, Caro and Jen who speak candidly about their experiences of baby loss and invite guests to share their stories too. Listen here

 

 

 

*The books and podcasts showcased here are intended for entertainment purposes and have been recommended by bereavement staff or parents. Please note that our inclusion of these books on our site does not constitute an endorsement or vetting of their contents.

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Do you need to speak to someone now?

24 HOUR SUPPORT LINES

Samaritans 116 123 (UK)For anyone, at anytime, for any reason
Childline0800 1111Support for 18yrs & under and their relatives
Silverline0800 470 8090Support for the over 50's

 

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