We all worry about the people we leave behind. Loss is very much a part of life but that doesn’t make it any easier, which is why we have counsellors on hand to provide bereavement support.

Losing someone dear to you is one of the hardest things you will ever come across in life but it isn’t something that you have to tackle on your own. The care we provide at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice extends very much so to the families and loved ones of our patients.

“Dealing with the loss of dad was one of the toughest things that I’ve ever experienced but with Birmingham St Mary’s support, it was made just that little bit better.” – Beth

Support is available in the lead up to death and for as long as necessary after. There is no time limit on grief and the same applies to our care.

We have recently started providing free one-to-one telephone bereavement support to those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one, this is available for absolutely anyone, whether you’ve been supported by the Hospice previously or not, find out more by clicking here.

Child bereavement

It can be a very confusing time for a child, experiencing all of the emotions involved with losing someone very close to them.

Here at the Hospice, we have a Children’s Room where we hold counselling sessions, employing a variety of creative activities to help a child to express their feelings while helping them to find ways of coping with their grief.

“After my nan passed away, I started going to the Hospice every week to see Karen. I loved visiting her. We would sit together – just the two of us – and we would talk and play games.” – Niamh

Resources

For advice on how to cope with grief, click here to download our ‘Your Life After Loss’ booklet.

To download our booklet with information on supporting children who have lost a loved one, just click the following link…The Ground Feels Wobbly

In addition, here is a quick guide for teenagers coping with the loss of a loved one.

If you have any questions at all or would like to find out more, you can contact our Family and Carer Support Team on 0121 752 8748.

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