The Alder Centre

Alder Centre - Bereavement care

Bereavement & Grief Counselling

The Alder Centre is a unique, national centre of excellence providing bereavement and grief counselling with ‘care and education for anyone affected by the death of a child’.

Established in 1989 by a small group of health care professionals in partnership with bereaved parents, the Alder Centre provides numerous services to bereaved families.

The loss of your child is possibly one of the worst things that can happen to you. No-one will be able to tell you exactly how it feels, as everyone acts and feels differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. The experience of grief involves a range of feelings of numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, sadness, emptiness, relief and denial. Many feelings may be so mixed up that you wonder if you are going mad or will ever be able to enjoy life again. This is a perfectly normal reaction to the range of emotions involved.


Contact us on 0151 252 5391

We are available on weekdays 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

Find us

The Alder Centre has temporarily moved to the old Alder Hey hospital and is easily accessible from Alder Road. Our postal address is:

The Alder Centre
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Eaton Road
Liverpool
L12 2AP 

child death helpline logo.jpg      Further support from our volunteers can be found at the Child Death Helpline.

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