No family should have to cope with the death of a child alone – we’re here for families every step of the way.

We understand that the death of a child is one of the most heart-breaking experiences a family will ever go through. At Haven House our care and support does not stop when a baby or child dies. Our team will continue to be there for the entire family as they process their loss.

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place every October. The week aims to offer support, solidarity, and comfort to everyone whose lives have been touched by the impact of pregnancy and baby loss.

Haven House recognises that there is no one way to manage grief, or ‘a right way’, our support is unique to each family. We remain available to families, providing a range of support, from the earliest days to the years following the death.

Aisling Kilbane, Acting Director of Care at Haven House, said:

“No one expects their child to die before them – it is out of the natural order of things. Our specialist bereavement team is here to help at every stage of this difficult time. This support continues for as long as families need us. Bereavement support can make a huge difference to our families and can give them strength and resilience to contemplate the future.”

The importance of this support can be seen in the sentiments of our families.

“During the absolute worst times of our lives, you helped to make things bearable. In fact, they were much better than bearable – you helped us to enjoy every precious second with our beautiful boy and allowed us to create the most special and precious memories, that give us such comfort now.”

Our team of professionals are here to listen, to help develop coping skills and to offer guidance. 

Wave of Light 2023

Every year Baby Loss Awareness week ends with the Wave of Light on 15 October, a moment which commemorates all the much-loved and much-missed babies. For some this is a private moment of reflection, while others share photos or videos of their candles on social media to connect with others taking part.

If you live locally, there is a Wave of Light Service at St. Mary’s Church, Woodford on Sunday 15 October at 7pm. All are welcome to remember babies who have died at any stage of pregnancy or before or after birth or any other sadness, loss or grief. 

Our support is ongoing, we will continue to be there for you and your family for as long as you need us. If you want to talk, we are here. Call 020 8505 9944 or email [email protected]