No. Unlike our Workshops and Memory Days, in addition to schools, referrals for pre-bereavement support are also accepted from other professionals supporting the family. These might include hospices, oncology departments and macmillan nurses. This is because we respect the family’s right to choose when they inform their school of their personal circumstances at such a difficult time, but we don’t want this to stand in the way of the children receiving the support they need.
If you are a family member who can’t identify a professional to refer you, or if you would like to find out more about our pre-bereavement support, please get in touch at any time.