Our Bereavement Services are here to offer support to children, family and friends after a patient dies.
The Bereavement Services Co-ordinator, Robert Moroney, can help with claiming a funeral grant, sorting out widow/widower benefits or with the many other problems that can arise when someone dies. He offers the opportunity for a chat if someone is feeling particularly low and unhappy. If they feel they need more help, he can provide bereavement counselling.
Bereaved people are always welcome to come back to the Hospice at anytime and we run 'bereavement teas' when we invite family and friends to meet together and to let us know how they are.
We also run a specialised service for bereaved children and young people. Robert offers support and guidance to children as well as helping and advising parents/carers. If requested, he can also liaise with a child's school and provide bereavement training to teachers throughout Central and North West London. This course is tailor-made to teachers, covering the feelings evoked when working with bereaved children and the role for teachers in this situation.
Children are welcome to visit the Hospice at any time and toys and books are available in our children's room. We also have specialist books and other materials available to help young children understand and make sense of their situation. We also run 'bereavement days' where children can meet up with their peers who have also experienced the loss of a loved one.
Please contact Robert Moroney for more information on 020 7078 3816 or by
Child Bereavement Service
Thanks to the support we have received from our supporters and our corporate partner Behr & Buchoff, we have expanded our services to the wider community within Westminster and are now taking referrals.
We will offer a service tailored to each individual child and their family. We are also able to offer advice, training and support for professionals who may have contact with bereaved children in the course of their work.