The thought of your child dying before you is unimaginable but our free counselling sessions can give you the chance to talk to someone in a comfortable environment about your thoughts and feelings.

We offer counselling to everyone in your immediate family. This can be while your child is being supported, or after a bereavement.

At Bluebell Wood, there’s a team of qualified counsellors who are experienced in supporting people who have lost loved ones and people who are learning to adapt to a diagnosis. They’re here to listen to you and support your emotional needs.

Sessions can take place at Bluebell Wood or in your home, and we can also support your children at their school.

We have dedicated, private rooms to make sure that there is a quiet place where you can talk, and appointments can be booked to suit you and your needs. Sessions are open ended, so you can see us for as long as you need.

For more information please give our Family Support Team a call on 01909 517 369.

Our Dragonfly Garden

We know how important it is for families to remember children and young people they've lost. Our Dragonfly Garden is open to families who would like to mark an anniversary or memorable occasion.

If you wish to visit the garden please phone the Care Team on 01909 517 369 and book a date and time for your visit. We will need to know when you plan to visit so we can make sure that there aren't too many people in the garden at once.

You will need to access the garden from the driveway as you won't be able to come into the hospice building during your visit. This is because we are following strict procedures to keep everyone safe . 

Take a wander out of the hospice and walk through our gardens. In a peaceful area, away from the hospice, is our Dragonfly Garden. This is a quiet and tranquil place where you can sit, think, and remember your child.

Every bereaved Bluebell Wood family is given a beautifully engraved pebble with their child’s name on, and some of our families choose to leave their pebble in a special spot in the dry riverbed that runs through the garden.

Spiritual care

Spiritual care is all about supporting you and your family in any way you need, whatever your religious beliefs.

We have a quiet room at the hospice which you can use whenever you need, whether you want to sit and reflect, pray, meditate, or just listen to your favourite music.

We can also support you in other ways, like contacting a local religious leader to arrange a christening or blessing service. We will do whatever we can to make sure your religious and cultural needs are met.