What We Do

About the Rosie Crane Trust


The Rosie Crane Trust treats all contact in absolute confidence. Everyone working in and for the Rosie Crane Trust, whether in a personal, professional or voluntary capacity has given their assurance to upholding the Trust's confidentiality policy. Bereaved parents are thereby able to seek help from the Trust, safe in the knowledge that their confidentiality will be respected at all times.

We provide a number of services aimed at supporting bereaved parents:

Listening Ear Helpline

  • Listening Ear Helpline (9am-8pm) answered by trained volunteers
  • Every trained volunteer is also a bereaved parent
  • Callers can talk about any aspect of their bereavement
  • Volunteer listeners have direct experience of bereavement
  • Callers can be confident there is always someone there to listen
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Drop-in Centres

  • Bereaved parents meet in an informal, safe, friendly and confidential environment
  • Staffed by trained volunteer bereaved parents
  • Parents can talk to others who can really understand and empathise with them
  • Complementary therapies are regularly arranged
  • There can be tears, of course, but also laughter too

Follow this link to our Events page for details of venues, dates and times 

Befriending Service

  • Putting parents in touch with others who have lost a son or daughter through similar circumstances
  • Support for newly bereaved parents

Subsidised Counselling

  • A course of counselling therapy from a professional counsellor
  • Available to bereaved parents according to need
  • Applications for counselling will be considered on a case by case basis
  • The trust aims to meet some or all of the therapy cost

Professional Referral

  • Many of those contacting the Rosie Crane Trust have been referred by their GP or other healthcare professional
  • Funeral Directors also find the Trust a helpful point of reference
  • Leaflets and other publicity material on the Trust's work are available for display
  • Professionals from any discipline can be assured that the Rosie Crane Trust will treat all referrals in the strictest confidence
  • All professionals can contact the Trust for an informal discussion on our service ahead of formal referral if required
  • The Rosie Crane Trust has no religious or political affiliations, thereby ensuring equanimity

Social Events and Fund Raising

  • Regular social functions are arranged - see News and Events for current plans
  • Rosie Crane Trust social events are designed to give bereaved parents opportunities to have fun again, safe in the knowledge there will be others there who know exactly how they may be feeling
  • Our work is funded entirely by donations and depends upon the commitment of our volunteers and supporters to enable us to provide the vital support and reassurance that bereaved parents need and deserve
  • If you would like to get involved in one of our events, run your own event, or have ideas for a fundraising activity, please follow this link to our Donate/Get Involved page


Welcome to our list of organisations that offer support for bereaved parents.

The Rosie Crane Trust would strongly advise all users to check that the service is appropriate for their specific requirements, and that the service is registered with the relevant professional body, where applicable.  Inclusion of a service does not imply any endorsement by the Rosie Crane Trust.

The Rosie Crane Trust seeks to update the information at regular intervals, but cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. The Rosie Crane Trust reserves the right to remove any entry from this database.

The following organisations may be of interest - click on the link below for further details:

CRUSE: http://www.cruse.org.uk

Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org

Grief Journey: http://www.griefjourney.co.uk

The Compassionate Friends:  http://www.tcf.org.uk

Care For The Family: http://www.careforthefamily.org.uk

Child Bereavement Charity: http://www.childbereavement.org.uk

Inquest: http://www.inquest.org.uk

Tanya's Courage Trust: http://www.tanyascourage.org.uk

SLOW Group: http://www.slowgroup.co.uk



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