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Hope After Bereavement

Losing a parent or sibling is challenging at any age but for children and young people the loss of a close family member can have a devastating impact on their life. 

The bereavement workers at charity Richmond’s Hope are experienced in helping children process grief. The sessions help bereaved children and teenagers work through their emotions in a safe and nurturing environment and provide compassionate support to families. Each child and young person is supported on a one to one basis.

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On receiving the £10k grant from The Merchants House Rebecca Amiel, Fundraiser & Training Officer at Richmond’s Hope said:

“We have seen a huge demand for support & an increase in traumatic deaths, including suicides over the past year. The Merchant’s House award of £10,000 has enabled us to support 150 children, young people & their families – when they need it most.”

 A parent said: “The work you have done with my son after his dad’s death has had a big impact on him. His mood and attitude have improved loads, he seems more positive, resilient & excited about life. Thank you!”

Visit the Richmond’s Hope website to learn more about their charitable work and to access downloadable resources for children coping with a bereavement.