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Healing Hearts provides specialist bereavement support for any child or young person, aged 4-16 years, who have experienced the diagnosis or death of someone close to the regardless of the cause.

How to access this service:
  • General practitioner (GP)
  • District nurse
  • Foyle Hospice community specialist nursing team
  • School
  • Palliative care team
  • Self - referral

What Happens?

Once assessment has been carried out we will be able to plan the appropriate service to suit individual needs of the child/young person who has been referred. This may include

  • One to One Support
  • Group Support
  • Family Support


Cost of Care?

There is no cost for this service to you, your family or referral source. It is available to everyone on the basis of need.


You can download the Healing Hearts Information Leaflet by clicking here.

For further details please contact Michelle Kosky, Children & Young Person’s Facilitator on
(028) 71 351 010 or by email michellekosky@foylehospice.com

Alternatively you can download our ‘Referral Form’ by clicking here and posting it to Michelle Kosky, Children & Young Person’s Facilitator, 61 Culmore Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 8JE.

On receipt of the referral we will contact the family and arrange an assessment meeting so we can decide on the best way to help the child/young person.

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