The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support  understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child  of any age  from any cause.   The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support  understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child  of any age  from any cause.  Our National Telephone Helpline  staffed by bereaved parents  is available for support and information 365 days a year. We offer online support  local contacts and support groups  weekend gatherings and retreats  information leaflets  bereavement support publications and a unique library. Some sibling support (18 years plus) is also available.   Helpline: 0345 123 2304    Hours: daily from 10.00-16.00 and 19.00-22.00