When someone you love has died, it is natural to experience feelings of loss and sadness and to feel overwhelmed. Hospice care includes looking after the families and loved ones of our patients, through the journey of illness, during bereavement and afterwards. Our Family Support Team understand how you are feeling, and are on hand to listen, to talk and to help you and your family. Whether it is practical help or emotional support, or you would just like to talk, please get in touch.
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Children's Bereavement Groups
For everyone, bereavement is a sad and difficult time, but for children it can also be bewildering and frightening. They often feel isolated and unsure of how to react or behave, and sometimes worried about not upsetting other family members. It can be really helpful for children to talk to other young people who are going through a bereavement, and our qualified and experienced Child Bereavement Co-ordinators can help them to find their own ways of expressing how they are feeling, and begin to move forward positively with their lives.
This service is available to children and young people between the ages of 6 and 17 years, with age appropriate groups and activities included that will help encourage them to find their own ways of remembering their loved one, and to develop strategies to help them cope in the future. Our Children’s Bereavement Groups are open to all children and young people, not just those whose loved one has died at the hospice.