A peep at Northwood’s projects.
We hope that by reading the outlines below, some of the real life of the Northwood Children’s Hospice can be seen as a diverse and creative blend of projects that all work together to improve and to ensure that every referred child and family will discover the strength that they will need to continue their own unique journey of life.
Family Support & Therapies
An extensive range of counselling therapies and support groups for the family including parents, siblings and grandparents are available for those who would like to share their journey with a qualified counsellor.
Grandparent Support Groups
Wonderful opportunities for grannies to get together to share their challenges and sorrows. Many of the young grandchildren they are raising belong to a very different kind of world in the 21st Century. Through the Grandparents bereavement workshops, we also and specifically look at how to support younger families whilst simultaneously facing the challenge of caring for a child with a life limiting clinical prognosis.
Play is essential for children to develop physically, emotionally, and socially. In fact, it is a vital part of their development. Play therapy always aims to develop a safe and accepting
space, where children can use play, their natural language, to express themselves.
The education and stimulation of every child is close to our hearts at Northwood. Finding a suitable school is always a challenge for the families of children with special needs and we
will always strive to make a significant difference in this regard.
Project Smiley Joe
Raising a family of children as a single parent is filled with many of its own stressors and challenges, but when added to that there is a sick child, life can feel very lonely and tough going. The SMILEY JOE project was therefore designed and dedicated to single parents capable of studying at tertiary level.
Project HOPE is a project we have designed in order to help us to hold hands with many of our children and families – even at a distance – because we would like to think that we can help to make every moment they have as a family count – by providing opportunities for relief, fun and laughter, as well as practical support for the whole family through the toughest of times.