Zephyr’s centre offers loving care and support to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby or child. It was set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son, Zephyr, in 2013.
The centre is based in a bespoke unit within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital. It is a quiet, peaceful place for parents and families to talk about their loss away from the clinical environment. The centre is open to hospital staff to use when meeting bereaved families, and it is also open to GPs, other health professionals, and community support groups.
Zephyr’s enhances the clinical support already available for parents and families at our hospitals. Our Zephyr’s Appeal funds a full range of services, including: professional bereavement counselling, therapeutic writing and craft workshops, specialist counselling for siblings affected by the death of a brother or sister, and informal drop-in sessions.
Zephyr’s is a place of compassion where families can receive much-needed support to help them recover from their loss.
-Barbara Cathcart, Chief Exec., Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Please note: Some services are temporarily relocating this summer. From July until October 2018 all daytime sessions will take place at Ropewalk House in Nottingham City Centre (36 Park Row, NG1 6GR). Evening sessions will continue to take place at Zephyr’s at City Hospital. For further information about the temporary relocation of services, please contact Carly Williams, on 07773194486 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).
Download our Zephyr’s Appeal Leaflet