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Freephone National Helpline

Our Freephone National Helpline is free to call on 08088 020 021 and offers advice, guidance and support following a bereavement. Our expert team provide bereavement support for parents, carers and professionals who are looking for childhood bereavement advice and support.

Coronavirus updates from Winston's Wish

Information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and our updated services and opening times.

Online chat
Online chat

Our online chat is designed to help you talk about your grief and manage your grief when you do feel like you need help. Visit our online chat page and click on the ‘Ask Us’ image to speak to someone. Our online chat is open Tuesdays 1-5pm and Fridays 9.30am-1pm.



 Winston's Wish 

We were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992.

As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.

Winston’s Wish was established by Julie Stokes OBE, a clinical psychologist, in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children and their families. The idea took root when Julie visited the US and Canada on a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Having been inspired by the services she saw there, Stokes returned to the UK and set up Winston’s Wish.

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