Our befriending service offers peer-to-peer support for those who have experienced a loss. The support can be accessed at any point and all of our befrienders are parents or grandparents who have lost babies or children that are twins, triplets or more.

Please note Twins Trust BSG Befriending is not counselling but support from other parents. As a charity we do not offer counselling but we do encourage you to access whatever services your hospital may offer. Many hospitals have bereavement support counsellors which you can access at any point on your journey through your bereavement.

If you feel you would benefit from talking to someone, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Our befrienders also offer support via our online support group meeting. Find out about upcoming groups

The difference between counselling and befriending is there's no professional agenda. She really knows and understands. Having a befriender makes me feel like I’m not alone.

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A befriending journey

Hear how the befriending service helped Suzie cope.

Meet some of our befrienders
"I found talking to someone who really understood such a comfort, especially in those difficult and dark early days."
"My experience was one of the many reasons which ignited my interest in becoming a midwife."
"I am forever grateful for the fantastic service Twins Trust provides to bereaved parents, it was hugely influential in managing my grief."
"I want to be able to offer a safe space for them to know they would be understood and supported."
"I wish I had been told about Twins Trust in those early days because I really feel it would have benefited me enormously."
"Talking really does bring comfort when it’s most needed and can help to bring some light and hope in moving forward, with your babies held tightly in your heart."
"The Twins Trust community were there for me and gave me lots of support which I want to give back."
"I hope that I can be there for someone, just as others have been there for me."
"I became a befriender so I could give hope to other parents who had lost a twin."
"I really wish I had known about Twins Trust Bereavement Support Group when I had lost my girls as the support they provide is amazing."
Sarah hopes her personal experience will help others through befriending.
"I contacted Twins Trust and was offered a befriender who was an absolute lifeline in the darkest time."
"I have had the honour of helping many people through tough times and I have seen them come out in a much better place."
"Everyone’s experience with multiple loss is different but finding someone with similar experience can really help."

Befriender form

So we can match you with the most suitable befriender it is helpful if you can provide some details around your loss and the circumstances surrounding it.