The psychological therapies team at St Joseph’s Hospice offers support to anyone who is under the medical care of the hospice and their families.
Bereavement support is also available for:
- anyone aged 18 – 50 who live in the City of London or Hackney or are registered with a City of London or Hackney G.P, who have no connection with the Hospice but have experienced a bereavement or who are anticipating the death of a close friend or relative from an advanced, terminal illness, or are living with an advanced terminal illness
- Bereaved children and young people, or those anticipating the death of a close friend or family member, living in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets who have no connection to the Hospice.
Counselling takes place at St Joseph’s Hospice, though they can arrange initial meetings in other venues e.g. schools, where needed. Young People under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied to the Hospice for their sessions.
Parents can also access ad hoc advice from the team over the phone, or via the monthly “Good Grief Drop-in”, every first Thursday of the month at Ann Tayler Children’s Centre, 3.30pm - 5pm.
Time / Date Details
Monday to Friday
After school appointments are offered. Latest appointment is 6.30pm
Who is eligible?
- Anyone who is under the medical care of the hospice and their families. They may also be able to support you if you are receiving care from a hospital palliative team or another hospice service.
- Bereaved family and friends, including children of people who have been cared for by St Joseph’s, whether in the Hospice or at home
- Anyone aged 18 – 50 who live in the City of London or Hackney or are registered with a City of London or Hackney G.P, who have no connection with the Hospice but have experienced a bereavement or who are anticipating the death of a close friend or relative from an advanced, terminal illness, or are living with an advanced terminal illness
- Any bereaved children and young people or those who have a family member affected by a life limiting illness, living in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets who have no connection to the Hospice.
All referrals are made via First Contact Team on 0300 303 0400. The referral form is completed by a member of the team, over the phone.
What to do if you have a complaint
Positive comments and complaints can be raised by contacting the clinical governance lead, Michaela Loveridge on firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details about the procedure can be found here
How to Get Here
Buses: 26, 48, 55, 106, 254, D6
Tube: Bethnal Green
Train: London Fields, Cambridge Heath
Parking: Some disabled parking spaces are available, extremely limited parking. Parking on the streets near the hospice is free after 5.30pm and on weekends.
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