If you would like to talk to someone, please call 01392 826064. Please note that our phone line is not continually manned - but we will respond as soon as we can. 

Parents & carers

Being there for your child and looking after yourself – before and after the death of a loved one.


Getting through one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to cope with.


Helping children to find the words which describe how you are really feeling.


Supporting professionals across all sectors who need to be there for grieving children and young people.


Balloons will be holding the next Adventure Day at Haven Banks on Saturday 13th June, for children and young people aged 8-16 who have received one-to-one support from Balloons.  The day will begin with a morning of Raft Building followed by an afternoon of Archery at the Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre in Exeter.  We currently have spaces available.  If you would like to book a place for a child or young person please contact Jo on 01392 826065 or email Jo at admin@balloons-devon.org.uk.  Unfortunately we are not able to offer these activity days to children who have not been through the Balloons service.




  • I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent

  • The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14

  • The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine becasue Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional