At Derian House we support the whole family, with help available for parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Our friendly family support team provides holistic, practical and emotional support and advice that best suits our families through their journey – this can include charity applications, support with completing DLA forms, advocacy and a listening ear.
The family support team consists of family support workers, family counsellors, sibling co-ordinator and social workers. Support can be provided in the hospice, through home visits, via the telephone or over Zoom.
Our wellbeing service aims to help families relax, de-stress and have fun.
We recognise that some children are poorly on many occasions and this is just part of their condition – it may not be that they are in the end stages of life, and some nursing support at home may be helpful at these times.
Our counsellor’s provide a talking therapy offering professional guidance in a caring, supportive environment giving you time and space, in a way that is often not possible with family or friends. Counselling involves more than just listening to you. It provides a safe place to help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings based on building a trusting, respectful relationship between you and your counsellor. The time spent in counselling is for you alone and is private and confidential; these sessions can be individual face-to-face, as a couple or the whole family, provided in Derian House free of charge and by appointment.