Covid-19 Bereavement Support
with special thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund
Bereavement Support for Families
Is your child overwhelmed by their feelings? Are they acting out or becoming withdrawn as a result?
We can help...
We know the death of a loved one is devastating at any time, but with the added stresses, anxieties and uncertainties due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, it may mean the world already feels upside down and this can make it more difficult to manage and cope with the situation for both you and your child.
We know that usually family and friends would want to surround you following the loss of your loved one, offering physical, emotional and practical help, supporting and comforting both you and your children.
Sadly, during lockdown and with social distancing restrictions in place this just isn't possible in the same way and this can intensify feelings during an already incredibly difficult time, bringing up difficult feelings of loneliness and isolation for the whole family.
For children who would usually find comfort in continuing with their regular routines, such as attending school, other activities or simply playing with their friends, this adds additional confusion and frustration; they may become more unsettled and overwhelmed by their big feelings and as loving parents/carers it can be difficult to know how to deal with this or where to turn for support, especially when faced with managing your own grief.
Our 6-week Bereavement Support Programme
Through our programme we can support you to support your child through their grief during lockdown. We will gently guide you through the steps of helping your child to express and manage their feelings safely through our 6-week programme, delivered by you in your home, but guided every step of the way by one of our therapists. It's important to note that this isn't therapy, nor a substitute for therapy, but is an opportunity to set aside much needed time for you and your child to connect with one another creatively, while being supported by one of our therapists to help you to understand your child's grief.
So how will you support me?
Reaching out is the first step. A phone call with one of our team will allow us to tailor support to meet your families’ needs, to find out what is best for you during this very difficult time. For an idea of how it works see below.
We can offer you;
An initial chat with one of our therapists to talk through your needs.
Receive our bereavement support pack in the post.
We will guide you through the programme over a period of 6-weeks.
Receive up to 4 support sessions via telephone or video link.
Stay connected with us via email/text throughout the programme.
We will support and guide you with next steps for supporting your child when the programme ends.
(you may want your child to access our therapeutic groups or 1:1 therapy when safe to do so)
Access to a private facebook community for bereaved parents.
The programme is designed to;
help you to connect and communicate with your child through play and creativity, using our specially designed programme of activities. (Activities are simple and require minimal resources)
help you to understand and develop new ways to respond to your child's big feelings.
teach you about grief in children and ways you could support your child with this.
support you and your child to find new creative ways to cope together.
Please don't struggle alone, Book your initial chat with us today.