“Richmond’s Hope supports bereaved children and young people between the ages of 4 and 18. At the heart of Richmond’s Hope’s programme of support are specialised grief activities and therapeutic play which helps bereaved children & young people improve their mental health & wellbeing by working out their grief through verbal and non-verbal ways. Children who come to Richmond’s Hope are supported by dedicated specialist bereavement support workers for 40 minutes once a week for an average of 12 sessions.
The funding from the Merchants House of Glasgow will help provide one to one sessions for 96 children and young people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland as well as providing advice and support to families affected by bereavement. The generosity of Merchants House of Glasgow has been vital in enabling our sessions to continue so that children and young people experiencing bereavement can keep getting the tailored support they need during this challenging time.”