Helping families through the difficult times
Having a child admitted to intensive care can be very traumatic and families may need specialist help and counselling. COSMIC is there to support families through this difficult time. We help by funding
- Material that our dedicated Family Liaison Team use to support families, such as specialist bereavement and couselling materials for families – such as sibling bereavement books and memory boxes.
- Information booklets and welcome packs for parents who have often just jumped in the back of ambulance with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
- Couselling for parents who sadly lose a child
Caroline works as the counsellor to Paediatrics at St.Mary’s Hospital and, in particular, the children’s intensive care unit. Caroline runs weekly parent groups facilitating group support to parents who have a child on the unit and provides bereavement support to families.
Caroline has extensive experience supporting families through difficult times, having supported the maternity unit at St Mary’s Hospital for a number of years.