ACHING ARMS is a CIO founded in 2013 in the United Kingdom. The headquarters are located in Brentwood GB. It's active in the areas of family, healthcare, culture and art and others. Read the full mission.
Aching Arms provides comfort teddy bears to parents whose baby has died during pregnancy, birth or infancy. They gift bears to parents via maternity health professionals and befriending groups in the UK. The bears are used to discuss support available to parents. The charity also leads awareness training for health professionals and hosts a telephone befriending service for bereaved parents.
CIO - Foundation Registered 08 Aug 2013
THE OBJECTS OF THE CIO ARE TO:-(1)PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING) OF PARENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WHEN A BABY DIES IN UTERO, AT BIRTH OR SOON AFTER BIRTH ("BABY LOSS");(2)ADVANCE EDUCATION ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF BABY LOSS PARTICULARLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, AMONGST HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS; AND(3)SUPPORT AND PROMOTE RESEARCH INTO BABY LOSS AND THE METHODS OF ALLEVIATING SUFFERING ARISING FROM BABY LOSS AND TO DISSEMINATE THE RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH.