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In November of 2022, Petals began working in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver our specialist counselling support to bereaved parents.  Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust successfully secured funding through The Robin Centre, part of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to commission Petals and we are incredibly grateful to them for their support. 

The terms of this partnership state that we are able to provide funded counselling sessions to parents who have experienced any of the below within the last year:


  • Late Miscarriages
  • Termination for Medical Reasons (TFMR)
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal Loss
  • Pregnancy After Loss (You will need to have had counselling with Petals for your loss before you can request counselling for Pregnancy After Loss)

Your referral must come from a health care professional in the bereavement midwifery team.  If you fit the above criteria please ask the professional referring you to click HERE to complete our Request for Counselling form.

Christa Pearse is the Lead Bereavement Midwife for Nottingham University Hospitals and you may have spoken to her already.  You can contact her by emailing: [email protected].

If your loss does not come under any of the above, it would still be hugely beneficial for both you and us if you complete our Request for Counselling Form.  Our counselling coordinator will always respond to you and signpost you to other services that may be able to offer you support.  Furthermore, the collation of accurate data showing how many parents need our support provides important evidence for us to take to funders as we work hard to expand our service.

We are so grateful to The Robin Centre and Nottingham Hospitals Charity for recognising the importance of specialist support for bereaved parents and funding our service in Nottingham.  This support will make a significant difference in the lives of many people in the weeks and months ahead.
You can find out more about The Robin Centre HERE.

If you work in another Trust and are interested in setting up a Petals service, please contact us via [email protected]