“Without Hope House I would have torn myself apart. I just wanted to be with Arthur. It would have been so easy to just give up.
Arthur's dad Nick

Counselling and Bereavement Support

There are times when we all encounter difficult or painful experiences which we need to talk through with someone else. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space where you are listened to, accepted and understood. A space in which to find a way forward.

Counselling and bereavement support is available to families using Hope House and Ty Gobaith, and to anyone living in Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales who has been affected by the death of a baby, child or young person up to the age of 25 years when they died.

Our counsellors are professionally trained and offer help to children, young people, adults, couples and whole families. Our service is free and confidential and Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Our Snowflake Suites (with special cold bedrooms) at Hope House and Ty Gobaith are special places where families can say goodbye to their children after they have died in their own time and in their own way.

Referrals can be made by hospice team members, individuals, family members or professionals by emailing [email protected] or calling our Sunstone Centre on 01691 672618 or Conwy Court 01492 554443.

Antenatal and Neonatal Support

We are able to offer support to families who have a baby born from 24 weeks gestation who has a life threatening condition or who has sadly died. We can also offer support to a family who have been given a life limiting prognosis for their baby during the ante-natal period.  Our experienced neonatal link nurse works closely with the neonatal and midwifery units within the catchment areas of both Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith.

Anyone can refer a baby to Hope House Children's Hospices whether they are a doctor, other health care professional or family member. All we ask is that the baby’s parents or person with parental responsibility agree to the referral and that they are aware of our criteria.

Referrals can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling Hope House on 01691 671999 or Ty Gobaith on 01492 651900.

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