Family Support

Support is offered in a range of ways for patients and their young families before and after bereavement.

The Family Support Service team have a background working with children and experience in supporting young families when a special person in their life has a life-limiting illness or has died.

At the family’s request the team link with schools, professionals and others involved in supporting young people. We provide opportunities for children and families to come together.

Samsara is our bereavement service particularly aimed at helping children and young people after the death of their parent. Working creatively to help children explore their emotions and develop ways of coping when things are confusing or difficult.

To find out more, please contact Family Support Services by calling 01935 709174

Supporting a child and young person when someone is not expected to live:

When someone in the family has a life-limiting illness and is not expected to live, the prospect of breaking the news to children can be difficult and daunting especially if you are upset. This below information has been written to help parents and carers support their children through this difficult process.

Family Support Resource - To read 'Supporting a child and young person when someone is not expected to live' click here.

Are you looking for information on Carers Support? Please click here. 


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