Coping with losing a child

Welcome to our page for those of you who have been through the pain of losing a child. We hope you find some comfort, information that is right for you and the support you need whenever you are ready to reach out. We feature video stories and articles from other families who have lost a child, both at a young age and in adulthood and we share initiatives from the professionals who support them.

Please know that you are not alone in your grief, we all want to be able to help you find the support you need, so please look at the specialist organisations we have listed below. You will also find support organisations near you on our UK Map.

Visit these pages for important information which may help now.

What to do when someone dies, Funerals, Things to Consider

Carolyn Harris MP: Losing my 8-year-old son

Carolyn, MP for Swansea East, has lobbied the government to scrap funeral fees for children

Rhian: my focus on child death bereavement units

Rhian lost her little boy and husband within 5 days of each other. Here she discusses the charity she set up, 2 Wish Upon A Star, and why it's needed

Camilla: Having a baby after losing Rex

Camilla discusses her nervousness and anxiety during pregnancy and birth of her little boy after losing her son, Rex