Mosaic offers advice, information and therapy for families affected by terminal illness.
Pre-bereavement therapy can be tailored to meet each family’s needs and may include:
- Memory Work
- Helping families to explain the illness to children using age appropriate resources
- Planning and preparation around the death
- Emotional support for the family around the child/young person’s needs.
The shock of a life limiting illness will affect all family members.
Early Bereavement Intervention
Our Early Bereavement Intervention (EBI) is a recent addition to our service which offers support to individuals when a death has only very recently occurred.
We receive a large number of enquiries in the very early stages of grief from parents and carers wanting advice on how to tell the children, advice for attending funerals and understanding which behaviours are normal after a death.
At this early stage, it is too soon for formal counselling, as there is a natural grief process that children must go through.
Our EBI support includes telephone support for parents, carers and schools alongside up to 3 visits to the family.
The aim of these visits is to normalise the feelings surrounding the grief process and to offer advice to parents and carers for how they can best support their children at a really difficult time.
Mosaic is a child-centred service offering a pathway of support for bereaved children, young people and their families.
Following an assessment with each family, we can offer a wide range of therapeutic support as appropriate. Our team of Mosaic therapists are all experienced and specially trained to gently work through bereavement with children and young people. For young children, much of this work can be craft based using physical materials to explore feelings. For older children and teenagers, our therapists can use a blend of craft therapies and talking through their grief.
We aim to work collaboratively with other statutory and voluntary agencies to provide best practice in accordance with local and national guidelines for the provision of children’s services.
Bereavement therapy may not be suitable for all families who have support in place at difficult times, but if you have any questions about the suitability or the therapy work we are able to provide, please get in touch and speak to one of our team, we would be happy to help.