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Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline is there to listen.  They 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 – they are there here to help. They have a dedicated helpline which 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. They offer a confidential, safe environment where you can talk openly about your child’s life and death. You can freely express your worries and emotions to someone who understands the day-to-day struggle.

Their free, confidential helpline is open every day of the year.

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 1pm
  • Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesdays: 1pm to 4pm
  • Every evening: 7pm to 10pm

For more information on the Child Death Helpline go to their website:

If you are experiencing distress or need to speak to someone outside of the Child Death Helpline opening hours the Mental Health Matters Helpline is there for you 24 hours per day 365 days per year. You can call them on 0800 107 0160 and they have a freephone number for mobiles: 0300 330 5486.    

Who to contact

0800 282 986


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