12th May 2017

Activity weekend supports bereaved families

family support activity dayNine children and eight adults attended a weekend of activities run by the St Richard’s Family Support Team last weekend.  On Saturday they took part in a variety of activities including boating and a low ropes course at Aztec Adventure in Upton Warren and Sunday was spent at the hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester on creating feelings jars, telling their story and decorating plant pots.

Social Worker Rebecka Klingstedt said, “The focus of the weekend was to improve family relationships, encourage talking about the loss of a loved one and develop coping strategies for the future. The weekend created a safe space for families to talk about their grief with other people who are going through a similar experience, and it also allowed them to have fun as a family and with other people. This combination of therapeutic and fun activities give families permission to have fun whilst also grieving for a loved one, something which can be quite difficult for families to acknowledge and accept.”

The weekend was kindly funded by Children in Need.