In your area
For the most up to date details of support in your local area call our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 or email us.
We are also running a range of occasional online support groups for parents in specific circumstances. Find details here.
Find local support
Use our interactive map below to find out if there is local support in your area. For contact details of your nearest local support or group support please phone our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 or email us.
If you cannot find any support local to you listed on this map please also contact our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 (10 am - 4 pm, 7-10 pm every day) or by email as there may be alternative support available to you.
There are national contacts in the following areas of loss. These volunteers are all bereaved themselves and can offer support and understanding around particular types and causes of loss. If you would like to make contact with these national supporters please ring our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 or email for more details.
National Bereaved by Suicide Support Team
Organ Donors Specialist Contact
Grandparents whose child has died, leaving a grandchild
Bereaved by Drug or Alcohol Use
Telephone contact for Bereaved Fathers who would prefer to speak with a man.
Local Support Contacts
Local support contacts listen and share with the bereaved. Parents can feel a great relief as they talk about their son or daughter – the way he or she died, his or her place in the life of the family - feelings they may find difficult to express elsewhere.
Our local support contacts provide a safe environment for bereaved parents and their families to express themselves in the company of others who understand their grief. They are there if you would just like to talk, in person, by phone or by email.
Support Group Meetings
Some local contacts hold group support meetings where bereaved parents can talk and share together in a private and safe place with others who truly understand what it means to be a bereaved parent. If you feel a group could be helpful for you, do call our Helpline on 0345 123 2304 for more details for your nearest group or email us.
TCF have support contacts in over 30 countries. If you are seeking help outside the UK please email us at email@example.com and if possible we will try to put you in touch with appropriate support. Find out about international support here, too (go to the foot of the page).
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