The Laura Centre - Be part of something special

The Laura Centre Derby...

...serving the city and county.

Although we live in a protected society in the sense that childhood death is no longer a common occurrence, the fact still remains that some children do die.

The lives of the families left behind have been shattered...never to be quite the same again..."why has this happened to us; why didn't I die instead of him; I'm so frightened, life has no meaning anymore; I feel so alone-nobody understands; I feel as though I am going mad; what would they be doing now; I just ache to hold her in my arms".

Children grieve too. Bereaved children and young people can experience an array of feelings, which can impact on their general emotional and mental health wellbeing.

Opened in September 2014 The Laura Centre Derby is located in Vernon Street, off Friar Gate in Derby City Centre. Please click here to view a map of the area. Click here for map

We offer a confidential bereavement counselling and support service delivered by a team of experienced professional counsellors on a part time basis.

The Centre is manned by volunteers during counselling hours, but we provide a 24 hour phone line for any queries and referals. Contact details below.

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide support to local families. The support of the local community we serve is vital and without your support it wouldn't be possible.

Funding Consultation Survey

As part of our ongoing need to raise funds, The Laura Centre is asking you to tell us what you think about our service and whether there is a need for it.
Have you heard of the Laura Centre? No idea what we do? Have you used the Laura Centre? Did we help you? Would it matter to you if there was no Laura Centre?
Funders ask us all the time is the Laura Centre needed.The attached survey will help us get answers to that question.It will only take a couple of minutes to complete -whether you have used the service or not. We value everyone’s opinion about our work – please take part and help us improve the support offered to the people of Derby and Derbyshire. Please click here to take the survey


Events page. We will list all upcoming events on this page so ensure you keep visiting so you don't miss any of our exciting fundraising events.



For more information call:
Counselling & general enquiries
Phone 01332 408026 : Email
Fundraising enquiries
Phone 01332 343016 : Email


Can You Help!!

We need to raise £150,000 to provide specialist bereavement counselling for Derby and Derbyshire and we need your help to do it. Please complete the form...
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Continuing Appeal

We need to continue raising funds to enable us to furnish the new Centre as well as ensure that we have resident counsellors on hand to help those that need it the most.

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Sponsor Forms

If you are taking part in an event and need a sponsor form you can download one here by clicking on the link below.

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