Acorns recognises that the death of a child can be a challenging and difficult time for families, as they try to make sense of their experience and the emotional, physical and practical changes that follow.
Bereavement and feelings of loss may start from the point of initial diagnosis, but regardless of how long the relationship, the death of a child will have a lifelong impact on the family. Being able to access support through Acorns enables families to find strategies and ways of coping that will help them through the more difficult times.
Acorns teams agree a plan of support with the family tailored to the needs of each family member. Bereavement support is provided through the trauma of a child’s death, recognising the impact this has on health, wellbeing and relationships with family, friends, and significant others.