There are 500.000 people awaiting bereavement counselling. The wait for counselling can be anything from 6 - 18 months. Surely this cannot be right. Bereaved families need support as soon as they leave the hospital. If each family were to be given a carefully coordinated personalised aftercare package their journey through grief could be made easier. We need your support to help get the Health Department to change their bereavement services throughout the UK. We know we can make a difference with your support.
We undertook a survey looking into the levels of bereavement support for families following the loss of a baby or child across the UK.
In total we had 3500 respondents and the overall results showed that 45% of families received either no support or very substandard help and support.