We can help children cope with their grief and talk about their feelings
The City Hospice Counsellors offer support to families on how to help prepare children for the death of a loved one. We offer families tools such as memory boxes for a parent, grandparent or sibling to fill together.
We can also offer children group sessions following the death of a loved one. These sessions give children tools to help them deal with their grief. The opportunity to talk to children of their own age going through the same experience is invaluable and feedback from the children is usually along the lines of ‘I was relieved when I realised I wasn’t the only one’.
Michelle Phillips, from Cardiff, sadly lost her Dad. Her daughter, Megan, who was really close to her Granddad wasn’t sure how to deal with her grief before coming to City Hospice. Her Mum said, “Being offered this amazing service has been invaluable to us as a family. We sadly lost my Dad, Megan’s Granddad “Yaya” three and a half months ago.
“We have all managed our grief in very different ways but Megs stopped talking about Yaya and didn’t like anyone around her talking about him. After just 30 minutes with Sarah, City Hospice’s lead Counsellor, she started to mention his name”.
The difference after each session has been incredible
“She has thrived, met new friends who understand each other and had the wonderful support of City Hospice. Megs has kindly been given tools to deal with her grief and has made and been given some beautiful gifts. Thank you all for helping her.”
Thank you to our fantastic supporters for helping us fund our incredible work, including our Hospice Heroes, who are all of our wonderful individuals and groups who give their time and fundraise for City Hospice, our Corporate supporters and our grant funders; The Big Lottery, Children in Need and the Hodge Foundation.