Loss of a baby

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

Local support to you in East Suffolk:

National organisations:

Unexpected death of a child service  

(co-ordinated by LivingGrief

at St Elizabeth Hospice) 

  • This service is open to anyone affected by the death of a child (under 18) where the death was not anticipated.  

  • 5 sessions individual, couples or family counselling face to face or online  

  • Phone: 0300 303 5196 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

  • Use the online referral form

Perspectives

  • Free local support based in Ipswich for those experiencing unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy loss and post abortion loss.  

  • Face to face and online listening and counselling sessions are available.  

  • Phone: 07540 635236 

East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH)

  • EACH offers bereavement support to family members and significant others affected by the death of a child under 18 who has died from a life-limiting condition 

  • A range of therapeutic interventions and support groups can be offered to individuals or families either face to face or online.

  • Contact by phone 01223 800800 or via their 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 including miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for medical reasons (TFMR) and neonatal loss.   

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

  • For women, men and couples

  • Contact via website or call 0300 688 0068  

Child Bereavement UK

  • Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

  • Supports 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.

  • Offers free, confidential support by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK. 

  • Phone: 0800 02 888 40

Sands

  • Sands provides bereavement support services to anyone affected by the death of a baby (stillbirth and neonatal death).  

  • Mobile app, online community and resources.

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

  • Phone free helpline on: 0808 164 3332

The Lullaby Trust

  • Offers bereavement support following the unexpected or sudden death of a baby or young child.   

  • The Lullaby Trust offers a listening bereavement support service. There is no waiting list.  

  • Bereavement support helpline: 0808 802 6868 

  • Webchat on weekdays 10am-12pm

The Miscarriage Association

  • Open to anyone affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.  

  • Helpline, live chat service, volunteer phone support volunteers, an email support service and  support groups (via Zoom). 

  • Phone: 01924 2008799

The Mariposa Trust

  • Provides support for anyone who is affected by baby loss, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether the loss be recent or historic.

  • In addition, their Saying Goodbye division provides support for people who grieving the loss of not having children.

  • Information, advice and resources. Remembrance services and a befriending service.  

Walk-On-Group

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

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