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Supporting children and families

At Thames Hospice, we want to show our solidarity with bereaved children everywhere, and we do all we can to support those bereaved children who are referred to us.

Every year, Thames Hospice sees more young families needing our care and support. The serious illness or death of a parent can be devastating for children and young people, and brings multiple challenges into their lives.

Thanks to a grant from BBC Children in Need, we have recruited two additional children and families support workers. We can now support more children in their families with our team’s specialist skills, compassion and creativity. We are also working collaboratively with many more key professionals in local schools for the better support of children who are approaching or experiencing a bereavement.

Sometimes children and their families do not know what to say; they are simply lost for words. At Thames Hospice we are:

  • Encouraging children to express themselves and give voice to their feelings
  • Enabling children to improve family and social relationships and reduce isolation
  • Empowering children to learn coping strategies and know where help can be found

Click here to find out more about what Thames Hospice is doing to support local children and their families.

You can also email our Patient and Family Support Team or call 01753 847300.

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