Children's Bereavement Charity
Children's Bereavement Charity

Referral details

We accept referrals from education, health or any other organisation supporting you and your family we also accept self-referrals providing your circumstances meet our criteria.
Sidley House, 6 Brindley Road, Manchester, M16 9HQ

Contact phone

0161 711 0339


up to 18 years old


Once Upon a Smile are a children's bereavement charity providing emotional and practical support when a parent/guardian or sibling has died, their support groups are the most magical place where children can laugh, cry and celebrate their loved ones.

They pride themselves in tailoring their support to the needs of each individual family.

Children's Bereavement Support

  • Monthly support groups
  • One to one support
  • 6 week bereavement support groups
  • Stay and play
  • Snuggles and smiles
  • Children's residentials
  • School support

Family Support

  • Telephone support and guidance
  • Parent informtion
  • Family and group events
  • Practical support
  • Respite breaks

Referrals are made by completing the online referral application 

Updated: 23/03/2023