Child Bereavement Counselling Cheltenham

Losing a child is one of the most difficult things a parent can go through and seeking out bereavement counselling can help grieving parents find a source of comfort. Below you’ll find related articles as well as local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Rethink Tewksbury
01452 730929
Unit 8 Twigworth Court
Gloucester
Mental Health Team
01452 509021
Burleigh House
Gloucester
Gloucester Association For Mental Health
01285 650523
33 Querns Lane
Cirencester
Evesham & Pershore Mind
01386 502486
The Mindcabin
Evesham
Tyndale Mental Health Centre
01453 562390
The Slade
Dursley
Gloucester Help & Social Care Centre
01452 311599
20 Grafton Road
Gloucester
Apperley House Mental Health Resource Centre
01684 293193
97 Gloucester Road
Tewkesbury
Stepping Stones Resettlement Unit Ltd
01531 650880
Bromsberrow Road
Gloucester
Cirencester Memorial Centre
01285 640933
Sheep Street
Cirencester
Worcestershire Mental Health Nhs Trust
01684 573545
Osbourne Court
Malvern
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Child Bereavement

Upon a Child's Death - Coping with the Death of a Son or Daughter

Child Bereavement | Death of a Son or Daughter | Advice & Help

When a parent dies, you lose your past; when a child dies, you lose your future Anonymous

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But...there is no word for a parent who loses a child, that's how awful the loss is! Neugeboren 1976

No parent expects to out-live their child. When a child dies there is an additional burden of grief associated with feelings of unfairness, a life not lived, so many ‘what ifs’ and guilt that something we have done or not done has caused this to happen.

Parents commonly blame themselves, their genes, the house and neighbourhood they chose to live in, the food they have served, the symptoms they ignored or didn’t notice, the supervision they had in place.

Many people report losing their faith in their god when a child dies – how could God allow this to happen?

Infant and child mortality has reduced significantly in the last 200 years. When medical science was less advanced and standards of living were lower, people grieved the death of a child but accepted the inevitability of losing some children.

Today the death of a child is a shocking and thankfully rare event but that rarity means that families bereaved in this way are often more isolated. A range of national support networks recognise this and provide support to bereaved families. You may find the following links useful.

The Child Bereavement Trust
Tel: 0845 357 1000
Offers confidential telephone support and online forums, along with training for professionals working with grieving families and children.

The Child Death Helpline
Tel: 0800 282 986
Offers telephone support on every weekday evening from 7pm to 10pm, every weekday from 10am to 1pm and on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.

Cruse Bereavement Care
Tel: 0870 167 1677 (adult helpline); 0808 808 1677 (young people's helpline)
A national voluntary organisation that offers a free, confidential bereavement counselling service to people of all ages.

Samaritans
Tel: 0345 909 090

The Compassionate Friends
Tel: 0117 953 9639
A national organisation offering support and friendship to bereaved parents and families.

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