About

Treetops Hospice Care

Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for anyone affected by a life-limiting illness in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Treetops supports people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. It also supports their carers and families. All services are provided free of charge.

The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run. That’s about £7,500 per day. 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.

We also offer counselling and emotional support to adults, children, young people and families who are dealing with a life-limiting illness or bereavement.

With support and information, children and young people can be helped to understand what has happened and can learn to live with their loss.

The service is available to children (under 18) and their families, who are registered with a GP practice in Derby city or Southern Derbyshire, or have used Treetops Hospice Care services.

The bereavement may have occurred at any time in the past and many of our referrals are in relation to unexpected and/or traumatic bereavement.

The service is available for as long as the child, young person or family need them in relation to dealing with their loss. Once sessions end there is always the possibility of taking up further support should the need arise.

A team of qualified counsellors, student counsellors and trained bereavement support volunteers offer:

•Sessions with children and young people to help them explore their grief and any related problems

•Family sessions which often focus on communication and sharing emotions

•Support to parents/carers in terms of understanding and responding to their child’s grief.

How it works

All services are provided free of charge, and are not means-tested. The service is available to all users of Treetops Hospice Care services and people registered with a GP practice in Derby city or Southern Derbyshire. Initial contact can be made by professionals, family members, or by children and young people themselves.

Phone or email the service on 0115 949 6944 or therapy@treetopshospice.org.uk

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