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Please find below, organisations throughout Wales who can offer bereavement support or click here to go to the National Support page:

Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil

Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil is a registered charity that provides a free service to those whose lives have been touched by cancer living withing the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil.

All our services are free of charge and are available to cancer clients, relatives, carers and those bereaved.

Counselling - A free counselling service is provided for clients and their families including one to one sessions, group sessions and bereavement counselling. Children's counselling for five years + is available.

Groups - The following groups are run on a monthly basis, Creative Stress Busting, Support Group for Grief & Loss and Writing Therapy.

Aromatherapy - A gentle massage using essential oils selected to suit each client's particular needs. It helps to relieve stress, tension and aches and pains. It promotes relaxation, resulting in more restful sleep. Reiki and Indian Head massage are also available.

Reflexology - Involves stimulating reflexes on the feet through massage, helping the body to re-balance and maintain good health, it assists many conditions, and provides a feeling of general well being.

Acupuncture - This is a system of healing which has been practised for thousands of years. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy an acupuncturist can stimulate the bodies own healing response and help restore balance.

Drop In Centre - A drop in centre is provided from Monday Friday 10am 4pm. The Centre always has a volunteer available to make a cup of tea, have a chat or give information and support.

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Cardiff Sands

We are a local SANDS Group started in 2006.

At that time, no local SANDS group existed - the nearest being based in Llandridnod Wells - Powys SANDS. Having been in contact a few bereaved parents form the Cardiff area via The National SANDS forums, It was HeatherJane and Dave Coombs who decided we should set up a support group in the Cardiff area, and Cardiff SANDS was born.

From humble beginnings, we initially set up local support groups with two of our original members - Dave and Heather attending Befriender Training to help others going through the devastating loss of a baby. We started organising a few fundraising and publicity events to try and promote our group and the work of the SANDS charity as a whole

Cardiff Sands hold meetings on the last Thursday of every month.

Our support meetings take place from 7pm-9pm at St David's Hospital, Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff

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Cruse Bereavement Care

To offer bereavement counselling to any individual group or organisation. We also have a trauma team who can respond to any incident at a moment's notice (into schools etc). Offers one to one counselling, support groups, crisis support, training, interactive website, workshops, lectures, talks couples and family counselling.

St Davids Priory
Richmond Hill
LL65 2HH

Freephone Young Persons Helpline: 0808 808 1677

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Other Cruse offices within Wales:

All Pembrokeshire Branch
Tel: 01437 891 006

Cardiff and the Vale Branch
Tel: 029 2022 6166

Carmarthenshire Branch
Tel: 01267 235 130

Ceredigion Branch
Tel: 01239 621 141

Gwent & Caerphilly Branch
Tel: 029 208 89227

Merthyr Tydfil Rhondda Cynon Taff Branch
Tel: 01685 876 020

Kids Cancer Charity (Formerly Christian Lewis Trust)

The Kids Cancer Charity aims to improve the quality of life for children affected by Cancer and to provide emotional and practical support that complements and adds value to the services provided by the statutory authorities. Services include: Activities, Holidays, Play therapy, Be-friending, Bereavement support.

Ms J May (Head of Family Services)
62 Walter Road
Tel: 01792 480 500

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The Compassionate Friends

To support bereaved parents and their families by those similarly bereaved. Also offers support to siblings
who have lost a brother or sister.

Open 10am - 4pm and 6.30pm - 10.30pm 7 days a week

Mr M Brown (Treasurer)
53 North Street
Tel: 0845 120 3785
General Helpline: 0845 123 2304

Catchment Area: Anglesey

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Ty Gobaith Children's Hospice

Providing respite and terminal care for children and support to the family. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Ms A E Williams (Head of Care)
Tremorfa Lane
Conwy County Borough
LL32 8SS
Tel: 01492 651 900

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