The Alder Centre is a place like no other, providing bereavement care and education for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age.
The loss of a child, regardless of how old you or the child is, is one of the worst things that can happen. No-one will be able to tell you exactly how it feels because everyone reacts and feels differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
The experience of grief can involve a range of feelings, including numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, sadness, emptiness, relief and denial. Feelings can be so mixed up that you might wonder if you are going mad, or if you will ever be able to enjoy life again. This is a perfectly normal reaction to the range of emotions involved.
Established in 1989, as a partnership between professionals and bereaved parents, the Alder Centre provides a variety of free, confidential services to people bereaved through child loss.
For information on any of our services or to make a referral, please contact us through the details on this website which you can find here.
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If you need to attend the Alder Centre, you’ll find our building on the Alder Hey Children’s Health Campus, next to the new Catkin Centre and Sunflower House building.
For directions, go to our locations section.