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Loss of a baby

Here you will find resources and information relating to the loss of a baby including neonatal death, pregnancy loss, still birth and post abortion loss.  

Local support in East Suffolk:

Unexpected death
of a child service  
  • This service is co-ordinated by LivingGrief at St Elizabeth Hospice and open to anyone affected by the death of a child (under 18) where death was not anticipated. 

  • 5 sessions of individual, couple or family counselling face to face or online. 

  • Call 0300 303 5196 or use online referral form.

Time Norfolk
  • Wellbeing support for anyone in Norfolk and Waveney who experiences mental health challenges due to pregnancy loss, baby loss or pregnancy choices.

  • Free counselling, face to face support in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn centres.

  • Call 01603 927487 or email

East Anglia's
Children's Hospices
  • Bereavement support for families affected by the death of a child under 18 who has died from a life-limiting condition. 

  • Therapeutic interventions and support groups can be offered to individuals or families either face to face or online.

  • Call 01223 800800 or use online referral form.

Petals - The Baby Loss Counselling Charity
  • Specialist counselling for parents who experience mental health issues as a result of bereavement, trauma or loss related to pregnancy.   

  • Up to 6 free sessions of counselling online via Zoom. 

  • Call 0300 688 0068 or contact online via their website.

National organisations:

Child Bereavement UK
  • Help for children, parents and families when a child grieves or dies.

  • Free confidential support for children and young people facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child.

  • Call 0800 028 8840. 

  • Bereavement support for anyone affected by the death of a baby (stillbirth and neonatal death).  

  • Mobile app, online community and resources.

  • Local support groups – nearest is King's Lynn.   

  • Call 0808 164 3332. 

  • Information and support for people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes. 

  • Befriender Service, Online Support Groups, Resilience Building Support Programme.

  • Call 0800 160 1069 or email

The Lullaby Trust

The Miscarriage Association
  • Support for anyone affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.  

  • Helpline, live chat service, an email support service and  support groups via Zoom. 

  • Call 01924 200 8799. 

Child Death Helpline
  • Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby no matter if pre birth, neonatal or post natal. 

  • Free telephone/email service manned by volunteers who are bereaved parents.

  • Call 0800 282 986 or email

The Mariposa Trust
  • Support for anyone who is affected by baby loss, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

  • Social media support, Befriending service, Counselling & Therapy, Remembrance services.  

Sue Ryder
  • Free support for adults 2+ months after bereavement.  

  • Online information, 6 online counselling sessions and access to an online peer support community.

  • Grief support for UK residents via text message. Access the text service here.


Discover local
group support

Social groups can help you connect with others who may be experiencing similar experiences of grief too.


Group support can help you feel less alone and can greatly improve your mental health.

Discover groups in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Felixstowe & surrounding areas.

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