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.

BT My Donate to Finish

Regretably BT My Donate will close its fundraising doors on 30th June 2019. We have had much success with them and we are sad to see this happen but, unfortunately, we have no control over the situation. If you currently have an open BT My Donate page you need to ensure that the closing date is no later than 30th June. If you want to start a new page then this is absolutely OK as long as it closes no later than midnight on 30th June. We would like to thank BT for all their help over the years but assure fundraisers that we will still be using Just Giving as well as opening an account with Virgin Money Giving.

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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