Charities and support

Name Description Contact
Adoption UK Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting. www.adoptionuk.org
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) ARC is the only national charity that provides non-directive support and information to expectant and bereaved parents throughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process. www.arc-uk.org
Carers UK Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers. www.carersuk.org/
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust is a charity which provides information, education and support to those affected by early pregnancy complications and to the health professionals who care for them. www.ectopic.org.uk
LIFE Charity LIFE exists to save lives and transform the futures of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the UK by supporting vulnerable pregnant mothers and young families through difficult times, offering them the help they need to turn their lives around. www.lifecharity.org.uk
The Miscarriage Association Founded in 1982 by a group of people who had experienced miscarriage, the Miscarriage Association continues to offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, and works to raise awareness and promote good practice in medical care. www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
The NCT The NCT is there to support parents. It provides accurate, impartial information so that parents can decide what’s best for their family, and provides a platform to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support. www.nct.org.uk
NHS - Bereavement information and support services

Stillbirth and late miscarriage can be devastating for the parents of the baby and also affect wider family members, including children and friends. You may find it helpful to discuss your feelings with your GP, community midwife or health visitor, or with other parents who have lost a baby.

There are many support groups in the UK for bereaved parents and their families. The NHS directory can help you find bereavement support services in your area.

www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Bereavement-information-and-support-services/LocationSearch/314
SANDS – Still Birth and Neo-natal death charity Sands is an organisation that can offer you support if your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. www.uk-sands.org
Tommys A charity that funds research into pregnancy problems but also provides information for parents-to-be. www.tommys.org
Turn 2 Us Turn 2 US is a charitable advisory service which can help new parents access appropriate sources of financial support, for example, through welfare benefits, grants and other help. www.turn2us.org.uk
Working families Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. www.workingfamilies.org.uk