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Elephants Never Forget

Description:

This service is provided by the social work team at Severn Hospice and covers the Shropshire, Telford and Mid-Wales regions. We aim to help children and families where there has been the death of a significant family member. We can provide support in a number of ways and how we do this depends on what each family says they need. We always try to be as flexible as is possible.

Here are some of the ways we have helped over the years:

  • By providing information, such as what to tell the children about death and dying; should children go to funerals; how children grieve, and so on. By providing reading and activity books for children.
  • By running age specific groups for bereaved children in which they can express themselves and share their experiences.
  • By running a monthly self-help support group for parents bereaved of a partner.
  • By spending time with the family (at home or any other venue of choice such as school or the Hospice) in order to explore whatever is important to the family. This can be done with all the family together or in any combination including one to one.
  • By holding bi-annual family gatherings which have a social emphasis but also an element of remembrance.

We also have a revolving door policy, which means that children and families can return to us at any time in the future for support, as the impact of grief is not time-limited.

Venue Details

Address:
Severn Hospice Ltd
Bicton Heath
Shrewsbury
Postcode:
SY3 8HS
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Contact Details

Name:
Social Work Team
Telephone:
01743 236565
Fax: 01743 261511
Email:
socialworkers@severnhospice.org.uk
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Notes:

This is not a crisis service and there may be a time-lapse between making a request for help and a worker being available. In addition to the direct support that we offer childen and families, we also provide training, support and advice for other professionals whose work brings them into contact with families of the dying or bereaved.For further information or to request support form the Elephants Never Forget Service, please contact the Social Work Team


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