At Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, we provide a range of support for the whole family.
We recognize that many families will be caring for their child over many months or even years and this can take its toll on the wider family’s physical health and emotional wellbeing.
Our Family Support Service provides a range of supports for individual family members and in groups across Northern Ireland. This includes drop in coffee mornings, parents support groups, groups for brothers and sisters and dedicated dads groups.
These groups provide a safe space for family members to meet other families facing similar experiences and challenges and to develop support networks and additional coping skills.
Ann talks about what is available for families through the NICH Family Support Service
We invited a group of Mums to get together and share their experiences of what life is like living with a child with a life-limiting condition. Here, they tell how the Children’s Hospice has played its part in helping their family to cope.
Four Mums talk about their experience of finding support through Children’s Hospice and from each other.