‘It really helps being with people who just get it’

In May the first of our monthly creative and supportive therapies group for bereaved families took place in our unit.

The plan for the afternoon was to make beautifully scented candles and wax melts. We were supported by Karen, our lovely craft lady, who helped inspire our senses to create new scents and fragrances.

Mums, aunties, brothers and sisters of children who are no longer with us joined us, we started the session as strangers, but as the afternoon progressed, we created some amazing candles whilst building friendships and creating support networks because of our unique bond of loss and grief.

The afternoon flew by and everyone was quite rightly very proud of what they had created. At the end of the session talk was already starting about the next one – Fairy House Making!

It was lovely to be in an environment that was a totally safe place for everyone to process their emotions and talk about their children.

Our next session is Sunday 2 July at 2pm. If you would like to join us please get in touch via the website, or email

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