The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children.
We offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness.
We recognise that many who have suffered the loss of a child feel a bond with others similarly bereaved and wish to extend the hand of friendship.
Our Helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen when you need someone to talk to. Our volunteers/advisors can put you in touch with your nearest ‘Local Contact’ in the United Kingdom and provide you with information about our services.
The Helpline is available for those who need to talk to someone about the loss of their child, grandchild or sibling. We offer support and information to those supporting bereaved families.
Our Helpline is open every day of the year – 10.00am to 4.00pm / 7.00pm – 10.00pm.