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 Support Groups

Below is a list of Support Groups available both locally and nationally. If you need to speak to someone urgently, review the list below which gives availability of support.

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Please contact us if you would like a Support group added or any content below changed.

 Brighton Area

The Following groups offer support for people located in the Brighton area

 

SANDS (Brighton)

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, is a Sands dedicated answering service and someone will call you back.

Telephone: 07799 031645

Availability:  24 Hours 7 days a week

Just Friends

Voluntary Support group setup by Sussex midwives

Telephone: 01273 696955 ask for Level 13, then ask for Just Friends co-ordinator. If a co-ordinator is not immediately available, they will take a message and someone will call back.

Availability:  24 Hours 7 days a week

Counsellor

Local Counsellors Sally Meyer and Marion Anderson

Waiting new Address

Telephone: 01273 381210 but may change soon.

(If problems with the above number call 01273 696955 and ask for a midwife or neo-natal nurse who will be able to provide you with the new number)

 

 Worthing Area

There is no dedicated Worthing group available. We recommend you contact SANDS (Brighton).

 

SANDS (Worthing)

No longer available

 

 Eastbourne Area

The Following groups offer support for people located in the Eastbourne area

 

Bereaved Parents Support Group

This covers Eastbourne and surrounding areas

Telephone: 01424 757062

Availability:  24 Hours 7 days a week messaging service

 

 Haywards Heath / Mid Sussex area

The Following groups offer support for people located in the Haywards Heath area

 

MAPS

Midwives and Parents Support Group. Information and Support for bereaved parents in the Mid-Sussex area run by parents and midwives

Telephone: 07979 014120 (Pam Parsons)

Availability:  24 Hours 7 days a week

Web Site: www.midwivesandparentssupport.co.uk

 

 National Numbers

The Following nationwide groups offer support across the UK

 

SANDS

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, the National number for SANDS, if you cannot get through on one of the local SANDS numbers.

Telephone: 020 7436 5881

Availability:  Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm to speak with someone, 24hr Answering machine

Child Death Helpline

A national freephone number for all those affected by the death of a child

Telephone: 0800 282 986

Availability:  Mon-Fri 10am to 1pm and every evening 7pm to 10pm 365 days a year

Web Site: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk

Compassionate Friends

An organisation of bereaved parents and their families, who help others that have suffered the death of a child.

Telephone: 0117 953 9639

Availability: Mon-Sun 10am to 4pm 6:30pm to 10.30pm

Web Site: www.tcf.org.uk

Cruse Family Bereavement Line

An evening telephone line offering 1-2-1 telephone support to anyone who has been bereaved. You can also Call 0870 167 1677 during the Daytime.

Telephone: 0845 758 5565

Availability: Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 3pm-5pm, Sun 3pm-7pm

Child Bereavement Trust

Resources and information for bereaved families and professionals

Telephone: 01494 446 648

Availability :24 Hour (Answering service to leave a message when no one is available)

Web Site: www.childbereavement.org.uk