Harlington Hospice Association Limited

Children and Adolescent Bereavement Service (CABS)

Seeking funding to meet the increasing need to support grieving children, young people(YP), and their families during Christmas time. The grieving process has been disrupted due to Covid-19. We have seen an increase in concerns with disclosures of self-harm, suicide ideation, and vulnerability.

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

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099332)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£1,670

Donations

20

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Children and young people's mental health has suffered during Covid-19 even more for those who have lost a loved one from Covid and other illnesses. Christmas can bring up a lot of emotions and we are working with individuals and their families to provide support for grieving families who are disadvantaged or marginalised, and work with complex grief that can prohibit children from progressing in school. Additionally, we anticipate that we will support Children/YP who were unable to say goodbye.

Solution

Delivering bereavement services to meet the assessed needs of those within CABS. This includes individuals, families, groups, and community organisations. Allowing for unique grieving processes of family circumstance, culture, language, beliefs, and religious background. We will support children, young people (aged 4 to 17), and families through the processes of understanding terminal illness, coming to terms with bereavement and loss by providing art psychotherapy, amongst other approaches.

  • "Thank you so much. I am now able to listen to my son’s questions and help to answer them. Before therapy, I did not know what to say about his mother. I am now open about my own feelings, where as before I used to bottle them up, it has helped us both as we move forward in our lives”.

    — Bereaved Father