East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

Bereavement Support

We are raising funds for bereavement support – by supporting us you will be helping to provide care and support to family members going through the loss of a child. For these families, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1069284)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£45,000

Amount raised

£45,000

Donations

98

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Losing a child is unthinkable to most of us, but it is a reality for many families across East Anglia every year. For some families this may be a sudden loss, others may have been coping with a terminal diagnosis for several years. What remains the same is that without appropriate support, the pain of losing a child can cause severe consequences for the mental and physical health of individual family members, and can even contribute to family breakdown.

Solution

EACH provide bespoke bereavement support, helping families cope with their grief. This support can include counselling, Art and Music Therapy, memory-making sessions, spiritual support, and bereavement groups and events. We can also care for children during and after death in our hospices, giving families time and space to grieve in a friendly, non-clinical environment. All our support is personalised, and is aimed at giving families the best in the worst possible situation.

  • After we left the hospice we started weekly one-to-one counselling sessions with Amy … These sessions helped us so much – they took us through what we were feeling and showed us it was ok to feel these those things. The difference these sessions have made is huge to us.

    — Kelly, mum to Annabel, who died aged five

  • Going to The Nook for those two days probably saved my life. I probably wouldn’t still be here but because I had that immediate counselling from Amy it saved me. I really didn’t want to go home after Annabel passed.

    — Gary, dad to Annabel, who died aged five

  • When Annabel gained her shiny wings in hospital and we were asked where we’d like her to go. It was always our plan for her to go to the hospice … The Nook was such a safe haven for those 48 hours – it was quite literally pure bliss.

    — Kelly, mum to Annabel, who died aged five

  • I was adamant I didn’t want group counselling – said it wasn’t for me. But it is nice – there’s another dad who is also a football fan so we have some banter and it’s good to talk to other people who have been through the same experiences.

    — Gary, dad to Annabel, who died aged five