How we support

Cry. Rant. Scream. Go for a walk. Curl up on the sofa. Remember, whatever feels right for you, is right for you. We understand the potential fear, physical pain, shock and confusion you may have experienced. Everything you feel, or perhaps don’t feel, right at this moment, is completely normal.

PEER SUPPORT

The CRADLE early pregnancy loss support group has been set up as a safe space for bereaved parents to share their grief or to find comfort in the words of others. The group is moderated by CRADLE Trustees and peer support is provided by CRADLE Ambassadors and the growing community of bereaved parents, and representatives from other charities.

COUNSELLING

1-2-1 COUNSELLING
Our charitable objective has always been to fund fast track 1-2-1 counselling to anyone affected by baby loss before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Due to the Pandemic all counselling is provided virtually. CRADLE Counselling is available where funding is available and referred from CRADLE NHS sites to bereaved parents only.

GROUP COUNSELLING
CRADLE provide the opportunity for anyone affected by baby loss, before 24 weeks of pregnancy to self refer to the CRADLE ‘Empowerment Through Grief’ Workshop which is delivered to groups of six participants, over a 12 Week period. Following the successful pilot with two CRADLE NHS sites, we are now planning our sixth funded workshop.
For more details or to self refer please get in touch.

All counselling services are delivered virtually.

SUPPORT IN HOSPITAL

More than 40 NHS Hospitals now have access to CRADLE Comfort Bags, comfort packs, outpatient packs and Sonography Tissue support packs, that can be made available to women or couples during their hospital stay or appointment.

Each CRADLE Comfort Bag is filled with essential toiletries, but the most important thing in the CRADLE Comfort Bag is the ‘Dear Friend Letter’ which signposts bereaved parents to CRADLE support and services.