The Compassionate Friends

  • Bereavement
  • Pregnancy & parenting

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The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.

TCF offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents only, who are available for support and information 365 days a year. They also offer a website and moderated online forum, local support contacts and groups, weekend gatherings and retreats, information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a postal library. Some specialist sibling support is also available.

The best way to begin finding appropriate access to your support needs is via their Helpline and website. The Helpline also has the most up to date details about the support activities that are available locally, including the local support group.

Helpline opening times: Every day 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 10pm. T: 0345 123 2304 E:

*Covid update 26/01/21: The Compassionate Friends Helpline continues to operate through the coronavirus pandemic.

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