Our Family Support Team offers counselling and bereavement support to family members and friends both before and after a death. There’s no time limit on the support we offer.
Whilst everyone grieves differently, there are a number of recognised reactions to bereavement that can feel overwhelming. Our bereavement team is here to offer emotional support and guidance. Your family and those important to you can be seen together or individually.
In addition to face-to-face support, we also have a booklet for those who are bereaved called ‘When someone dies’. This booklet covers practical matters, such as making funeral arrangements and sorting out your loved one’s affairs, as well as information on the emotional support we offer. Our bereavement team can give you this booklet when the time is right.
Emotional Support for Children
We also offer support specifically for children, both before and after a death. A member of our team can meet with the child at home, in their school or in a child-friendly room located within the hospice that’s been designed with children in mind.
Creative play and stories are often useful to help them explore difficult feelings. We also have story books and literature available to help and advise parents and caregivers.
If you feel we can help, please do not hesitate to contact our counsellor so they can arrange a session for you with one of the team. We are also happy to link with your child’s school counsellor to ensure the child receives support at school as well.
If you or your loved ones need support from our counselling team, please email us.