What We Do at Our Grieving Hearts

Supporting Bereaved Parents

  • Have you experienced the loss of your son or daughter?
  • Do you need someone to talk to?
  • We provide support for bereaved parents

We support bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age and offer the following services:

  • Evening meetings in Brentwood
  • Befriending service
  • Advice on local counselling services

We’re here at times of crisis and for the ongoing needs over your lifetime. We offer an opportunity to talk about your child in a safe and caring environment with others
who have also experienced the death of a much-loved and precious son or daughter.

The monthly meetings offer an informal, friendly and safe setting in a tranquil environment where bereaved parents can meet others who truly understand and empathise.

“I can vent my true thoughts and feelings however trivial without being judged”
“It is a great source of comfort to me to be with people who really got it”
“I felt supported and really needed those monthly meetings. Initially I could have come once a week!”

Our 24 hour Listening Ear Helpline is staffed by trained, volunteer bereaved parents who can give you support, assurance, friendship and most importantly, someone able and willing to listen to you.

I would encourage anyone who is struggling with the loss of a child to seek support from this very special Trust

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is’. Jay Neugeboren

Each of our Mum’s has written a piece about their child in our stories section. We have each lost a child at a range of ages to a range of different causes. Our stories are as unique as the child we have lost.

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We understand at such a difficult time the importance of feeling supported and have therefore included details of other organisations you may find helpful.

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