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The loss of your child is possibly the most devastating and life-changing event you’ll face, but you don’t have to deal with this alone or unsupported

At the You Raise Me Up charity (YRMU) we offer emotional support to families who have sadly lost a child between the ages of 16 and 25. We have experienced counsellors who offer one to one or family counselling, working with you at your pace.  We also offer group support at our Polegate Centre and you are welcome to join us.

Coping with life after the loss of a child can be incredibly difficult and whilst this is an intensely personal experience sadly you are not alone, we know how it feels, we understand and are here to help.  Grief affects people in different ways and it’s important to know you have somewhere and someone to turn to, you and your family.

You may feel that the support of your family and friends is all you need at this time, but if or when you feel ready, you may want to talk to someone removed from your situation and at YRMU we offer confidential, non-judgmental and specialized support.

You may also feel you would benefit by talking to other parents who have been through similar experiences and by sharing your experiences or chatting to other parents, this shared insight and support can be helpful.

Grieving is a profoundly personal process and there is no ‘rightway’ to do it, but with help and support you can take those first steps – we’re here for you.

The key to understanding these stages is not to feel like you must go through every stage or each stage in precise order, but instead, they offer guidance in the grieving process.