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Bereavement Services

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Bereavement support

When your child is diagnosed with a heart condition it can be overwhelming. But for some families it isn’t just about the challenges of surgery and ongoing care, it’s about learning to cope with the devastating loss of a child and the bereavement that follows.

We know that many parents feel isolated following the loss of a son or daughter. At ECHO we also understand that the structure and support that was there before might not be appropriate now. But we still want to help. We offer bereavement support for the whole family and can signpost other organisations that can help with additional support.

We know how important it can be to talk, so we organise United in Grief events where bereaved parents can come together to share their experiences, or just listen. Our United in Grief bereavement support programme is here to help heart families at their most vulnerable, providing parents and siblings with a safe and supportive space to express their grief.

Whether this has happened to you recently or some time ago we invite you to join us at our UIG events.


Speak to us – we can support you

Tel: 020 7998 4710
Email: hello@echo-uk.org


Bereavement support sessions

Throughout the year we offer informal drop-in support sessions for bereaved families, as well as 1-day workshops for bereaved parents/carers and also siblings aged 11-17.


Take part in our UIG Community Day

We hold an annual community day in the summer, where families can come together to remember their loved ones.


Bereavement grants

A small financial grant is available to help with associated costs immediately after a bereavement – no one should have to worry about money at a time like this.


Other available support

There are many wonderful organisations dedicated to supporting families through bereavement. Whatever your situation there is support out there for you to access.


Online Memorials

Creating an online memorial fund page is one way to preserve the memories of your precious child.