Bereavement Support

Our support services

Foyle Hospice provides bereavement support to children and adults in the northern sector of the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT), who may be finding it difficult during their bereavement journey.

Healing Hearts

Children & Young Person's support service (4-16 Years)

Healing Hearts provides specialist bereavement support for any child or young person, aged 4-16 years, who have experienced a loved one receiving the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness or death of someone close to them regardless of the cause.

How do I access this service?

What happens?

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

There is no cost for this service to you, your family or referral source. 


Healing Hearts Leaflet

Healing Hearts Referral Form

Post the referral form to:
Michelle Kosky
Children & Young Person’s Facilitator
61 Culmore Road
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.

For further details

Contact Michelle Kosky, Children & Young Person’s Facilitator

Forget Me Not

Adult Bereavement Support

The loss of someone we love is one of the most intensely painful experiences any person can suffer. Not only is it painful to experience, but also distressing to witness.

Foyle Hospice provides bereavement support to adults who may be finding it difficult during their bereavement journey. The Forget- Me- Not bereavement support group meets twice a year, usually February/ March and October/ November, one evening a week and provides a six week program which can be a great source of support and encouragement at a very difficult time in your life.

Bereaved relatives will receive an invitation to this support group approximately four weeks before the date of commencement and it is usually offered to relatives who have received Hospice care from any of our services to includes, Inpatient, Day Hospice or Specialist Community Palliative Care Team.

Forget Me Not Leaflet

For more information

Contact the following facilitators
Marie Dunlop (Staff Nurse)
Helen Foley (Staff Nurse)