Bereavement Support for Parents and Adults
The devastating grief and sorrow which accompanies the death of a child can be extremely debilitating. Grief has a huge impact on a bereaved adult, affecting them on a personal, social, psychological, physical and spiritual level.
Support for Parents Supporting Bereaved Children
The majority of carers will be bereaved themselves. Our support acknowledges the carers’ grief and enables them to help their children understand and manage their grief.
At Edward’s Trust we recognise this is a life long journey and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. The bereavement support we offer is gentle and accepting of the person, allowing parents to be honest and patient with themselves whilst supporting them through this unique journey.
Services for Adults
- Wellbeing Therapies including Mindfulness Practices and complementary therapies
- Support Groups
- Social Activities
- Remembrance Services
Services for Adults
Counselling can be 1-1 or as a couple. For parents bereaved of a child of any age, in any circumstance.
Pre-bereavement support and counselling
Pre-bereavement support and counselling can help you to cope with your experiences of having someone you are close to in your life, who is living with a terminal illness.
When you are going through something so painful we want you to know that you don’t have to deal with it on your own.
At Edward’s Trust we offer a holistic approach combining wellbeing therapies with support for coping with grief. Wellbeing therapies offer wonderful ways to support ourselves to relax and become more aware of how closely our mind, body and emotions are linked. You can find out more here
Social activites and outings
We run social events for adults and families who are in our Edward’s Trust community on a regular basis. Keep an eye on our calendar of events and watch out for our ‘Staying in Touch’ Pack (coming soon).
Signposting for useful books or websites to read
There are many other great websites and resources out there to help support you in your grief journey. Look at our Resources page to find out more.
Here is what some people say about our work
Edward’s Trust provide much needed, sometimes life-saving counselling support. They set up a focus group for our victims which guides a large group of bereaved people, that are all at various stages of loss.
When a Fatal Road Traffic collision occurs the team at Edward’s Trust pick up the pieces of the families shattered lives and try so hard to make the right for them on an emotionally level. I am always proud to be able to pass on my families to Edward’s Trust as I know they are always in the best of hands.
We share Edward’s Trust’s vision and belief and are excited to be able to build a strong working relationship.
Working with Edward’s Trust has been a huge benefit to both myself and the families that I support. Knowing that I have one referral to make and that the family will be contacted and commence their counselling within a number of weeks, following the death of their baby, really helps to reassure me that they are getting the individualised help and support that they need. We have good relationships with excellent communication links continually ensuring that the families are at the forefront of what we do.
I found my well-being session really relaxing, it helped remove a lot of tenseness. Sophie is such a lovely person, so friendly and encouraging.
My yoga session with Sophie was also brilliant – one to one tuition was great and so relaxing!
It’s been such a pleasure to support Edward’s Trust in whatever way I can, and I very much look forward to working with you again on future projects. Edward’s Trust is so dear to my heart, having been only 12 when I lost my dad, and not having been able to access any support. I feel very passionate that others know they are not alone, and can access the arts as part of their healing/integrating process.
Thanks again. I’m so glad to have been able to make a connection with Edward’s Trust and to be able to offer my skills and time.