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Edward's Trust offers more than bereavement counselling to the individuals and families we support. Counselling is an important part of our work - all the staff have counselling qualifications and we are an organizational member of the British Association for Counselling. We are 'Person Centred' and believe that this is fundamental to our work.
Edward's Trust Sunrise accepts referrals from the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire areas.
The death of a child and being bereaved in childhood results in grief that is special and unique. As each person is unique in their grief they need to be supported in a way that is relevant and meaningful for them. Whether the bereaved person is an adult or a child they need to feel that they are in contact with an attentive, accepting and caring listener.
The expression of grief comes in many different ways - it may be through talking or through some creative activity. Imagine the therapeutic value for a child or an adult of being able to write, draw or create a memory book. The list of activities can be endless, from spending quiet time alone writing a poem, to sharing in group activities with others.
It is often difficult for adults to contemplate the grief of a bereaved child. We emphasize just how much attention needs to be paid to bereaved children to prevent them feeling alone and isolated in their grief. Our staff have special skills, training and expertise in the supportive care of bereaved children.
It is not the passage of time that heals grief, but rather what happens during that time. The bereavement care offered at Edward's Trust, enables the bereaved to begin to rebuild their lives.