Our Phoenix Bereavement Support Group aims to support families by providing a safe and friendly environment where children and young people can feel accepted and secure.
We support young people age 6-16 who have experienced the death, through illness, of someone important to them. We aim to help them understand the feelings and experiences associated with loss and change, to look at possible coping strategies and provide practical tools to help cope and to meet other children who are in a similar situation.
Trained staff facilitate the group sessions in a variety of age-appropriate activities that may vary from arts & crafts, games, storytelling, and writing. Families do not necessarily need to have had previous contact with the hospice to attend the group, only that the death was through illness.
A referral form for our family support services can be completed by a healthcare professional, or parents or carers can contact St Luke’s Family Support and Counselling Team directly on 01606 551246 or by email.