‘Sometimes you just need to weep and that is ok’



You and your family are likely to experience a variety of emotions during your journey- from utter despair and disbelief to anger, jealousy and loneliness. The loss of a precious baby can, and undoubtedly does, affect all members of the family and in many different ways.

We endeavour to support everyone- from parents to grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles etc in a way which suits them. We all deal with our emotions in varying ways and with this in mind we aim to offer the support which most suits the needs of the individual. In the early days you may just want someone to talk to, someone who has been there. Someone who can understand and empathise with your feelings, someone who you can talk openly and honestly with without feeling guilty for how you feel or without feeling that you are going mad.

With this in mind we offer one to one support via phone or email. We also offer online support via our Facebook groups.

Before Covid, we held small, informal group sessions which allow you the opportunity to talk to a group of others with a range of differing circumstances- this can be useful in allowing you to meet people at different stages of the journey. However we had to close during Covid and the venue we used was repurposed. Consequently the support groups have not continued. If we felt there was a need for a local support group we would of course look to restart these. If you feel you would benefit from a support group please get in touch via the contact page and we will look to restart them. Alternativley there are other support groups available in the wider area run by other charities.

We also arrange fun ‘social’ events where families going though/having been through similar situations can meet and chat if they so wish over a cuppa and cake or a bbq in the summer. These events allow families to meet in a safe environment and is a lovely opportunity for children who have experienced a loss to meet and play with one another. At HUGS we offer support for all stages of loss. 

Arrange contact from HUGS for help in your own situation