The Lullaby Trust (formerly the Foundation For The Study Of Infant Deaths) provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death.
Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
We are committed to supporting research to understand why 600 babies a year die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths.
The Lullaby Trust operates nationwide across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We run an information line for parents and professionals (0808 802 6869) and a dedicated line for bereaved families (0808 802 6868). Both are free to call from landlines and mobiles.
We campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda. Since we formed as The Foundation for the Study of Sudden Infant Deaths in 1971 we have been pivotal in reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 70%.
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We offer confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young toddler. This is available immediately or at any later time in your lives. This support is for families, friends, carers and professionals.
We have different ways of supporting you through this difficult time; we provide a range of services and can provide details of other organisations which might be helpful.
If you would like the opportunity to talk freely, for as long as required, with a sympathetic and understanding listener please call our Helpline (answered by trained befrienders, all with personal experience of bereavement). Calls to our Helpline are free from all landlines and most mobile phone networks.
The Helpline does not offer a formal counselling service but is a listening service. Open every day of the year, our Helpline Advisers answer during office hours, and at weekends and public holidays the calls are answered by bereaved parents and grandparents. Everyone who contacts our bereavement support line will be offered to be linked with a Befriender. Befrienders are themselves bereaved parents, grandparents and other relatives, who offer personal support which is arranged via the Helpline. The befriender will contact by phone or email, and can stay in contact for as long as you both agree to.
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Helpline Opening Hours
|Monday||From 10:00||To 17:00|
|Tuesday||From 10:00||To 17:00|
|Wednesday||From 10:00||To 17:00|
|Thursday||From 10:00||To 17:00|
|Friday||From 10:00||To 17:00|
|Saturday||From 18:00||To 22:00|
|Sunday||From 18:00||To 22:00|