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Help and support at every stage of life

Help and support at every stage of life

News   •   May 27, 2020 08:00 BST

One Northfleet family has experienced for themselves the vital support that we offer in all sorts of circumstances – including the current pandemic - and to both children and adults.

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Bereavement in the time of Covid-19 – what happens next?

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Bereavement in the time of Covid-19 – what happens next?

News   •   May 15, 2020 08:00 BST

So, as I write this, we are in Week 7 of the UK lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for many people, we have settled into something which feels like ‘the new normal’. Whilst none of this has been a bed of roses, some people have managed to find comfort in the fact that the pace of life has slowed down and that we can take a second to watch the world go by.

 Dying Matters Week: Multi faith chaplaincy within hospice care

Dying Matters Week: Multi faith chaplaincy within hospice care

News   •   May 13, 2020 11:15 BST

While nurses and doctors are at the heart of hospice care, there are many other individuals who play an equally important role in providing holistic support. Chaplains are a key part of the palliative care team, offering comfort and spiritual strength to people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.

Dying Matters Week – Play Therapy is essential in helping bereaved children process their grief and loss.

News   •   May 11, 2020 11:50 BST

For children especially, grief can be a massive, bewildering issue. Fail to help them deal with it, and the implications for those children and young people.

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ellenor Financial Support Service

ellenor Financial Support Service

Blog posts   •   May 27, 2020 12:00 BST

​Hello, my name is Geoff and I volunteer with the Financial Support Service within the Wellbeing Team at ellenor, providing support to patients, their carers and family.

Mental Health Awareness Week: The soft power of kindness

Mental Health Awareness Week: The soft power of kindness

Blog posts   •   May 22, 2020 08:00 BST

​The current Coronavirus crisis is unprecedented and has placed huge amounts of stress on society and families. Lockdown has presented challenges related to managing work, home schooling and constraints on income or normal routines have resulted in tensions and arguments.

Dying Matters Week: How do we talk to children about death?

Dying Matters Week: How do we talk to children about death?

Blog posts   •   May 13, 2020 08:00 BST

​Preparing a child for the death of a loved one, supporting a child after a loved one has died, or helping a child to prepare for their own death is an important and vital part of the work within children’s hospice services. Many adults find this task extremely difficult and very painful, often bringing to the surface their own experiences of loss.

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Dying Matters Awareness Week– Importance of talking about advanced care planning

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2020 08:00 BST

Planning for my care when I am ill has been on my “to do” list for quite some time. You would think in my job I would be reminded of it every day and hasten my efforts to complete writing down my wishes.