The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

When a child has died

You may feel that you need someone to talk to about your bereavement. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone separate from your family and friends, particularly if you do not want to upset them. Below are some of the bereavement support services available when a child of any age has died, whether this happened recently or a long time ago.


SANDS is a national organisation with a local Leeds branch. They provide information and support to anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby and hold monthly support meetings.

Telephone: 07518 917594 | Email: 

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association supports anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy. They provide information and support online, through a helpline and also hold support groups.

Telephone: 01924 200799 | Email: 

Elliot’s Footprint

Elliot’s Footprint is a charity that helps families through child bereavement. They offer help and guidance whilst campaigning and fundraising for improved bereavement services.

Email: | Website:

Lullaby Trust

Offers support to anyone affected by the unexpected death of a baby or young child. The Lullaby Trust have a bereavement support helpline which acts as a listening service.

Telephone: 0808 802 6868 | Email: | Website:

Hope Bereavement Support Leeds

Offers free bereavement support counselling and groups and has access to multilingual counsellors nationally. 

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Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK is a national charity which provides information and support after the death of a child or for bereaved children. They have a national helpline and a website containing information and resources.

Telephone: 0800 02 888 40 | Email:

Leeds Bereavement Forum

Leeds Bereavement Forum is a local charity that signpost individuals to the most appropriate bereavement service. You do not need to be referred to them, their service is free and open to all. Their website provides help and advice for those who have been bereaved and an online directory of bereavement services both locally and nationally.

Telephone: 0113 225 3975 | Email:
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