Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved. The charity provides a safe space for children to work through their grief both verbally and non verbally, to preserve memories of the person who has died, to explore their feelings, to develop coping strategies and to understand the impact the bereavement has had on their lives. As everyone’s grief is different, we provide individual programmes of care for each child. Our dedicated team of bereavement workers support children on a one to one basis.
When someone contacts us we will listen over the phone and fill out a referral form. Then we will arrange to meet with you and your child at home or at our playrooms to find out if it would be beneficial for your child to come to Richmond’s Hope. It’s important that children want to come to the charity and we will do everything we can to make them feel welcome. Anyone can refer a child to our service, but the person with parental responsibilities must give their consent. We also ask that the child/young person is aware of the referral and knows the circumstances of the death. Referrals can be taken over the telephone. Once a referral has been received we will arrange an appointment for an assessment to take place to ensure that our service is right for the child or young person.