Bereavement support can begin from six weeks after the death. We initially offer a bereavement assessment to determine what support would be best in your family’s circumstances.
Support can either be individual or as a family group depending on the age of the child/young person. However, children under five will be supported with their parent or guardian or within their family unit and not individually.
If you would like to refer multiple children/young people, please fill in a referral form for each individual.
The child/young person can refer themselves if competent to do so, or the parent/carer can make the referral on their behalf with the child’s consent.
Someone supporting you or your child, such as a healthcare professional or family member, can also refer with your consent.
If the person who has died was a patient of St Helena and your family received support from a St Helena family support worker or counsellor, they can continue to support you through your bereavement. Please call SinglePoint on 01206 890 360 to get in touch with them.
Without the help and generosity of our fundraisers and donors we wouldn’t be able to offer our bereavement support to hundreds of local people each year. We offer a number of ways that people can donate in memory of a loved one to help us to continue this support.
When you make a donation to St Helena Hospice, we are charged transactional fees by other companies, including fees for processing payments made to us, looking up addresses and validating bank account details.
We are very grateful to our donors who offer to offset some of these fees with a minor addition to their total amount. This is however completely optional and we are very grateful for your support whether or not you choose to contribute to processing fees.Close
We are able to claim an extra 25p on every £1 on your donation amount for no extra cost to you, as long as you are a UK tax payer; have paid enough income tax or capital gains tax in that tax year; and are donating your own money. If you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of your donations in that tax year it is your responsibility to pay any difference. For more information about Gift Aid, please visit https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid