It’s been quite a challenge for our counselling team to be supporting families online and by phone during the lockdown, but it is a challenge they have risen to, delivering support in new and innovative ways. One of our children’s counsellors has been working with our Edward’s Trust children very creatively to engage them in activities they can do together, but in their own homes. The first project involved planting sunflower seeds, Sue Dale says, of Seeds of Hope, ”during these difficult & challenging times Edward’s Trust children have had great fun planting giant sunflower seeds inspiring hope and growth. At the end of the summer, fingers crossed, we will enjoy giant sunflowers. One of the creative ways in which we are engaging & supporting children in their grief’ About last weeks project, Made with Love – Sue says, ‘during lockdown we have been encouraging our Edward’s Trust children to participate in things they love to do & make them feel a little happier. Our Baking week was great fun we enjoyed Chocolate & raspberry brownies, choc chip fairy cakes, biscuit faces and jiggly Japanese Cheesecakes. In difficult times find strength in the things that give you a little happiness.’ Despite being in lockdown, our creative ways to engage and support children continues…
Here is a book recommendation for grieving children - 'Benny's Hat' One of our children’s counsellors helped provide tips on how to talk about bereavement with your child. Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7gCXYA0N5k and buy here: https://edwardstrust.org.uk/product/bennys-hat-book/ #WorldBookDay
Meet Sophie - supporting us with the wellbeing offer that comes with our #TakeaMoment packs. If you haven't had this gift yet & have been supported by us contact admin. Then why not book a session with Soph? #wellbeingwednesday @makenoise
#MothersDay can be incredibly difficult for many bereaved people, evoking powerful memories and feelings which are very personal 💜
Over the next week, we will be sharing some of these, and providing ideas which may help you plan your day in a way that is right for you 💛
With children in England returning to school next week, our team share their tips on how to prepare them and you 👉 https://buff.ly/2A9WzTl
We look forward to seeing you very much 😃
Thanks to the #RoadmapOutOfLockdown we're looking forward to getting out volunteering and fundraising again! Hopefully not too long until we see @Edwardstrust now.