Richmond’s Hope has launched a service to help bereaved children in Glasgow, which is based in Govan. We provide one-to-one support to young people between the ages of four and 18 using therapeutic play and specialised grief activities to help them understand how the death has impacted them.
How to make a referral
Anyone can refer a child to our service, but the person with parental responsibilities must give their consent. We also ask that the child/young person is aware of the referral and understands how the person died
Referrals are taken over the telephone. You can call us on 0141 230 6123. We will then arrange for an assessment to take place to make sure our service is right for the child or young person.
What we do
We provide individual support on a weekly basis. During the sessions we’ll explore memories, talk about feelings and help develop coping strategies. Sometimes the death may have been traumatic, if the person died through a sudden illness, accident, suicide, or murder. Even if the death is anticipated, due to a long illness, children can still be shocked and need help to understand what happened and deal with their feelings.
Who we are
Our team has three members of staff – two support workers who are trained in childhood bereavement and an office manager.
Abbey Davies & Lynsey Semple, Bereavement Support Workers
Val Scholfield, Office Manager & Fundraiser
How to find us
We’re based at:
Ibrox Parish Church
You can get First Bus 10 or 90, or McGills 38 to Bellahouston Academy on Paisley Road West. You can also get the subway to Cessnock. Visit Traveline Scotland for help planning your journey.
If you’ve got any questions about our service, please contact us:
Telephone: 0141 230 6123
If you would like more information about our Glasgow service, please Glasgow Richmonds Hope
Help us reach our target of £100,000 for our support service in Glasgow. Text GLAS01 to 70070 to donate £5 or text GLAS02 to donate £10, or donate on JustGiving