Child Bereavement UK has been commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with funding from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to provide bereavement support for families bereaved of a baby or child, and training to support NHSGGC staff. Read the full press release HERE

The Child Bereavement UK service gives free support, provided by trained bereavement support practitioners. We support families being cared for by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, and the NHS professionals working with them, who are experiencing:

  • A still birth
  • The death of a baby
  • The death of a child (up to 18 years)
  • A situation where a baby or child is not expected to live

Support services for parents and siblings

We provide:

  • Face-to-face support sessions for individuals, couples, siblings and families.
  • Support groups, to enable parents, families and siblings to meet others.
  • Booked telephone support sessions for parents unable to access face-to-face support.
  • Liaison with, and support of, other organisations as appropriate, such as schools.

Support sessions can be held at The Royal Hospital for Children or at Child Bereavement UK’s dedicated centre in Maryhill, North Glasgow.

“Through the support of Child Bereavement UK I have been able to find ways for my baby, and her death, to be a part of my life and my family’s life, without overwhelming me.” – Bereaved mother

Bereavement support for professionals

We provide:

  • ‘Drop in’ support and information sessions.
  • Monthly on-site bereavement awareness sessions for staff groups.
  • Access to study days on a range of bereavement-related subjects.
  • Staff consultation and confidential listening.
  • Team discussions and debriefs.

“I will take away increased knowledge, as well as validation that we are working well to provide choice and the best possible care that we can give at this time, whilst striving for continuous improvement.” – Conference delegate, Neonatal palliative and end of life care

Contact us

L-R: Gayle Taylor, Kristin O’Neill (Team Lead), Anne-Frances Mason and Pauline Erskine

Tel: 0141 370 47 47     Email: GHsupport@childbereavementuk.org

Download a copy of the leaflet here.