Support for bereaved parents
We've found out about a new charity Eden's Trust which seeks to support families who have tragically lost a child. Here's what they say about the support they can offer
Eden's Trust is a local charity set up by Elli Galvani after the death of her 6-year old daughter, Eden, in a tragic accident in 2006.
The Charity runs support groups to help bereaved parents and siblings who have lost a child of any age.
WHY WAS EDEN'S TRUST SET UP?
As Elli struggled to come to terms with Eden's death, she became painfully aware of a gap in specialised counselling and decided to set up support/survival groups and workshops especially for people who have lost a child.
ABOUT EDEN'S TRUST
Eden's Trust provides a network of support/survival groups and educational workshops for parents and siblings who have suffered the loss of a son / daughter or brother / sister.
Begin to Heal – A six-week guided educational workshop / course for bereaved parents. The Begin to Heal programme was created to educate bereaved parents on how to deal with their loss, and to provide them with coping strategies to deal with a life ahead that is very different.
The Healing Place – A monthly drop-in support group for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age.
Say Hello – A monthly drop-in support group for bereaved siblings who have lost a brother or sister.
Eden's Trust offers FREE counselling: 1:1, couples, family, trauma counselling for bereaved parents and siblings, all facilitated by fully qualified counsellors, and there is no waiting list.
Eden's Trust support groups are held at Wanstead House (E11) and we have also started a new bereaved parents' support group in Christ Church, Southwark (SE1).