This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.
Child Death Helpline
We're here to listen
We're here to listen...

At the Child Death Helpline we’re here to listen. We understand that the death of a child is one of the most devastating events that anyone may experience. Sometimes the feelings of grief can be so overwhelming that they make everyday living very difficult – we’re here to help. Our dedicated helpline offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, under any circumstances, however recent or long ago.


Your call will be answered by a trained volunteer who has also lost a child and understands the feelings that surround the death of a child. We know we cannot take away your pain.  We do not try to tell you what to do or to offer solutions. We offer a confidential, safe environment where you can talk openly about your child’s life and death – first and foremost we listen. 

Call us...

Our confidential helpline is open every day of the year.

Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm

Every evening 7pm to 10pm


Call our Freephone helpline on 0800 282 986 or 0800 800 6019 if calling from a mobile. 

Interpreting Service

We accept calls in any language and provide a telephone interpreting service. They provide experienced interpreters who offer their services in a wide range of languages on a strictly confidential basis. We work to ensure that people are not disadvantaged because of language or communication difficulties.


In order to ensure telephone interpreting service is accessed quickly, please tell us what language you would prefer to use and give us a telephone number so we can link in the service.