The family support and therapies we provide

We provide an extensive range of counselling, therapies and support groups for the whole family including parents, siblings and grandparents.

Siblings often feel alone and isolated and some experience bullying because their family is seen as different. That’s why we support over 700 brothers and sisters with dedicated sibling groups. These groups contain fun activities and opportunities to explore and share their feelings in a safe environment. We run six siblings groups at Shooting Star Chase for siblings of life-limited children and bereaved siblings of all ages.

Other groups we run include grandparents day (pre and post bereavement), family workshops on how to help siblings and for those new to the service, pamper days, bereaved men’s group, preschool groups and staff support groups.

As well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy advice and support, including liaison with statutory service providers, we also offer a range of therapies:

Play therapy
Music therapy
Art therapy
Complementary therapy

“We had counselling in the early stages to help us come to terms with our son’s condition and help us understand each other’s thoughts, feelings, concerns and worries, making us a more united and strong mummy and daddy. We value every single bit of support that we receive.”