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The charity that supports local children and their families affected by death or terminal illness.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a uniquely special centre, where children, young people and their families from Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire who are affected by terminal illness or death of a loved one, can access the support and guidance they need.

Although it is a natural part of life the loss of someone close can be a distressing and overwhelming experience, especially for children and young people.

Our core services are free, but as a registered charity donations are always welcome. Our services are available to children and young people aged 3-18 and their close family members regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, disability and special needs.

Due to our recent funding constraints combined with a high number of referrals for support for children and families affected by bereavement or pre-bereavement, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend support for those affected by loss due to divorce or parental separation.

This has been a difficult decision but it will enable us to continue to offer free timely early intervention for those affected by bereavement or pre-bereavement.  We will regularly monitor the situation and once we are able to increase funding to replace our recent reduction in statutory funding and increase our capacity to provide more services, we will look to reintroduce this service.


  • One to One bereavement support for children (aged 3-18)
  • Pre-bereavement support for families affected by terminal illness
  • One to One Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Advice and support for children and their families
  • Telephone Support
  • Support in schools
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Children and Young Peoples Annual 2 day bereavement camp (aged 6-18)
  • Children’s Group Activities and Workshops
  • One to One counselling for adult family members
  • Placement Provider for qualified counsellors and final year students
  • Training support and workshops for volunteer support workers
  • Training programmes for schools, professional organisations and volunteers

We are currently recruiting clinical volunteers. Click to find out more.


  • The support and understanding given at the Children’s Bereavement Centre has enabled my son to be the funny, intelligent, helpful 13-year-old I thought we would never see.  Thank you so much.

  • A better understanding. My daughter has a better understanding of coming to terms with her loss and has learned to express her feelings more openly.

  • We wish to express our gratitude to the outstanding staff of this organisation.  They have always made us feel welcome and have supported us through a difficult phase in our lives.  Thank you we are very lucky and honoured to have come across your invaluable service.

  • Amazing place.  The staff make the service amazing and know exactly what is needed and how to support a family when everything has collapsed under them.  Wonderful.