Both locally and Nationally there is help and support for parents and others affected by the death of a child.
MKBPG - Milton Keynes Bereaved Parents Group
The MK Bereaved Parents Group has been established by parents for parents brought together by the loss of a child ( Whatever the age of the child )
It is a very informal gathering with very little structure, people talk, listen, cry and even laugh together. The overall aim is to help each other deal with the situation we all thought we would never have to face.
Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7.30pm at a fantastic relaxed meeting room at Age UK, The Peartree Centre, 1 Chadds Lane, Peartree Bridge, MK6 3EB
for more information about the group see www.MKBPG.com or mail info@MKBPG.com
Milton Keynes Bereavement Service
Offers voluntary help and support for all the bereaved. You can call them by phone or drop in and speak to someone. more information at www.bereavementsericemk.org.uk or call 01908 231292
Harry's Rainbow - Milton Keynes
Provide suppport for children, young people and their families who have been bereaved throught he loss of a close relative . More information about their work and monthly gatherings can be found at www.harrysrainbow.co.uk
Child Death Helpline
A free phone national service for all those affected by the death of a child. They offer a listening service and emotional support for all affected by the death of a child. The help line is open every day of the year at selected times and offer a confidential service. more information at www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk and their freephone number is 0800 282986
The Child Bereavement Charity
The Child Bereavement Charity (CBC) provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved. A national charity which has a base in the Buckingham village of West Wycombe. Counselling, training and literature are all services they offer. More information at www.childbereavment.org.uk