On this page you will find information about the services Alliance organisations to support you:
If you need support urgently or need medical advice, please contact your local NHS service.
These organisations provide bereavement support and information to parents who have experienced pregnancy and baby loss anywhere in the UK. Some of these organisations provide support depending on your specific experience, and others provide support for bereavement generally.
Alternatives Listening Rooms – Dundee-based charity supporting parents who have a lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy or at birth with counselling and support that is free and confidential.
Support can be face to face, telephone online or webchat.
Phoneline: 01382 221112 (24 hour answering service)
Textline: 07599 955231 (Text now to make an appointment)
Contact Number: 07875480076
Daisy’s Dream – professional support service which responds to the needs of children and their families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement. Available in Berkshire, the surrounding areas and East Cheshire.
Please note: the service is primarily focused on the children in a family, they are sadly unable to support parents unless there are already older children in the family.
Phone: 0118 934 2604
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust – The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust supports women and their families through the devastating ordeal of ectopic pregnancy loss.
Information and support via call-back helpline and email.
Helpline: 020 7733 2653
Contact Number: 1850 391 391
Held In Our Hearts – providing virtual baby loss counselling and also befriending and regular support groups online for bereavement support, dads’ support, twin and multiple loss support, antenatal results and choices support, grandparents’ support, pregnancy support and parenting after loss.
The Lily Mae Foundation – is a UK registered charity providing much needed support to parents and families who have lost a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or medical termination.
The Miscarriage Association – support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy with helpline, live chat, email service and online support available.
Helpline: 01924 200799 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)
Contact Number: 07460775495
Petals – the baby loss counselling charity, offering free specialist counselling to women and partners who suffer psychological distress from trauma and grief related to pregnancy or baby loss.
Helpline: 0300 688 0068
Sands – stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Up-to-date information and support available for bereaved parents, families and healthcare professionals.
Helpline: 0207 436 5881
Simpson’s Memory Box Appeal (SiMBA) – memory boxes and baby loss support for bereaved parents and professionals.
Support Groups via Zoom: https://www.simbacharity.org.uk/support/support-groups/
The Compassionate Friends – peer support for bereaved parents and their families.
Please note: support is predominantly for parents who have lost a baby of a few months old rather than loss to miscarriage, stillbirth or in the early weeks of life.
Phone: 0345 123 2304 (10 am – 4 pm, 7-10 pm, every day)
Tommy’s – health information for parents-to-be, and funding for research into the causes of pregnancy loss.
Twins Trust – the Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that by making contact with the BSG you will find some comfort.
Butterflies Bereavement Support (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex) – Providing bereavement care and support to individuals and families. Counselling and listening sessions available, along with virtual group chats, telephone and Face time support opportunities.
Phone: 01983 619503
Child Bereavement UK – helping children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
Helpline: 0800 02 888 40
Children’s Bereavement Centre (Nottinghamshire / Lincolnshire) – support available for those struggling with a bereavement or the terminal-illness of someone they love, via the telephone, video call, website and Facebook.
Phone: 01636 551739 (this will go straight to voicemail but messages are being picked up daily and we will call you back as soon as possible.)
Thinking of you service – for contacting those in hospital.
Contact Number: 01424 732361
Helpline: 01386 761 848 (Monday to Thursday from 8.30am – 4.00pm)
Phone: 01676 534671
CMV Action – a charity focused on raising public awareness of Congenital CMV and to campaign for better prevention measures within our health service.
Group B Strep Support – information on group B Strep before, during and after birth provided online, by email and their helpline (weekdays 9am-5pm.)
Helpline: 0330 120 0796
SMA Support UK – support for those who have or are caring for a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and information about the condition and the latest developments with new treatments.
Helpline: 01789 267 520
Monday to Thursday (9:00am – 3:30pm) and Friday (9:00am – 1:00pm), except public holidays.
Please note: due to the coronavirus, all staff are currently working from home. You can still call the number above and leave a message with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.