The Compassionate Friends

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14 New King Street

Tel: (Helpline) 0845 123 2304, (Northern Ireland Helpline) 0288 7788 016, (National Office) 0845 120 3785


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. They 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.

They 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.

TCF has no religious affiliation and offers support to bereaved families irrespective of the age of the child, cause of death, ethnic, social or political background. They respect the privacy of all those who ask for support and offer a confidential service.

TCF also publish a wide range of leaflets and books on many aspects of grief, both for bereaved parents and their families and for those who help them.

Last updated on 01/11/2013

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