Zephyr’s first started supporting people in 2017.

Born out of love for their son Zephyr – who died just before he was born – Zeph’s parents Carly and Martin imagined a place in which grief, love and understanding could sit hand in hand, where folk could feel as comfortable to smile as they could to cry. Most importantly, where they could gather and speak of their family members and children who have died, with as much ease as talking about their living kin.

From 2017 – 2021 Zephyr’s was a beautiful space that was dreamed up by a group of dedicated people; created to share kindness, compassion and love. During that time Zephyr’s was part of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, and was situated at Nottingham City Hospital. As the organisation has grown from strength to strength, Zephyr’s has become so much more than what might be held within bricks and mortar.

In 2022 Zephyr’s registered as a charity. Our organisation is deeply community focused, and as we continue to flourish we do our very best to enable bereaved families to find support and connection in each other. As, when, and if needed by the individual. Our offers of specialist baby loss and child bereavement counselling and therapeutic support are just as important as creating spaces for community. Spaces that give those who need us a chance to pull up a chair and sit together with peers.

It is a bittersweet and humbling privilege to have welcomed so many thousands of visits over the years, in person and online. Our creative and holistic perspective is both soft and nurturing, taking an inclusive, non-judgemental approach that is open to anyone within Nottinghamshire, and (if our resources allow) beyond.

Our events and activities include counselling, yoga, crafts, woodworking, wellbeing walks, regular support drop ins, creative writing, seasonal celebrations, and much more.

If we can support you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

No matter what, Zephyr’s is here to shine a light of hope and understanding in the darkest times. x


  1. Hi, my first son was stillborn at 35 weeks, 31 yrs ago. I am in contact with some groups on Facebook. At the moment, I am knitting blue & pink ribbons for baby loss day. Also I am trying to raise money to get a cold cot in memory of my son, Karl. I would love to be in contact with you and maybe help in some way.

  2. Chris & Carole Bingham

    My wife and I came along to morning event at Tollerton forest, we came with our daughter and granddaughter Hannah and Annie it is the first event we have been to. We loved all the joy you where dispensing the wonderful collection of toys games etc . Thank you so much for making us all so welcome my wife who’s birthday it was loved the toasted marshmallow’s. We look forward to meeting up again.

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