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The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a national organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. 

Our national Helpline is staffed by volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves and offers support and information 365 days a year. 

We also offer:

  • a comprehensive website and moderated online community forum
  • local support groups and one-to-one support   
  • weekend gatherings and retreats
  • group support via social media in private, well-moderated Facebook groups
  • information leaflets, bereavement support publications and a unique postal library on all aspects of bereavement
  • some specialist support for adult bereaved siblings is also available. 

Please contact us to find out more.

Helpline: 0345 123 2304  

Hours: daily from 10.00-16.00 and 19.00-22.00


Support pages on the website:


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Twitter @TCFcharityUK


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Helpline open daily 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 10pm
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