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Parents bereaved of their only child or all their children

Group for parents bereaved of their only child or all their children

This group can be invaluable for those of us who find ourselves in the painful situation of outliving our only child or children. We have a range of ages and backgrounds but share a common bond which brings us together. Many lasting friendships have been formed within this group, which many say becomes their new family. We also support fathers, who often find it harder to express their pain.

Our group provides an opportunity to meet and/or correspond with others who share our particular sadness. This can include loneliness, facing the future without our child, what to do with our child’s belongings, the pain of writing a new will, and much, much more.

The group has its own newsletter, which provides information about events such as bring and share lunches for members and our supportive retreat weekends as well as offering a valuable space for members to write about their child.

If you would like to join the TCF private, closed Facebook page for parents who have suffered the loss their only children please email Maria and Cazz at info@tcf.org.uk Here you can talk and share with others who have experienced the death of their only child or all their children.

You may also find the TCF leaflet Childless Parents helpful.

In recent times we have also been running regular online support groups for parents in specific circumstances such as losing an only child or all their children. More details here.

Please contact our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 helpline@tcf.org.uk for details of support local to you.

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