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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.


    • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.