New Teenage Support Group


Seven grieving young people are coming together to share their experiences and talk about their feelings in our new Teenage Support Group.

The group, aged from 13 to 16, have all had 1:1 support from the Family Support Team at Tynedale Hospice at Home. Now they are looking forward to meeting other young people in our new group.

“Grief can be an isolating experience for people, young and old, who are struggling to find their way forward in a world changed by the death of a loved one,” said Family Support Practitioner Emma Andrews. “So meeting others who “just get it” because they, too, are grieving the death of a special person, can be a huge comfort, while helping them to build connections and forge new friendships for the future.”

While all their stories are very different, they are all united in their feelings of grief and loss as, day by day, they start to process what has happened and, crucially, begin to understand their feelings.

Find out more about our pre and post bereavement support for children and young people here:

Sharing knowledge on a national stage

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Tynedale Hospice at Home will be showcasing its innovative approach to learning and development and audit when Senior Nurses Sylvia Ritson and Sandie Faircloth, attend Hospice UK’s national conference in Liverpool next week (22-24 November). 

Hospice UK conference 2017 is the flagship event for the hospice and palliative care community and for those interested in Leading, Learning and Innovating.

They’ve been invited to display a poster ‘Tynedale Hospice at Home: Coming of Age’.  It will reflect the progress the Hospice has made in promoting training and development and auditing our quality of care in the Leading, Learning and Innovating category.



Sandie said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been invited to share our poster which reflects how far Tynedale Hospice at Home has come over the years.  The poster will be seen by a wide range of services and professionals attending the national event and we’ll have the opportunity to share ideas and best practice with others in the Hospice sector.  It’s a brilliant opportunity and we’re delighted to be involved.”

Remembering Dad

Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday, we’d like to wish a happy Father’s Day to all Dads around the world, including those we remember. Of course, special days like this aren’t always a time of celebration for those whose Dads have died, and for children and young people this can be especially difficult.

The Smallest things make the Biggest Difference

“It’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference,” says Karen Reilly, one of Tynedale Hospice at Home’s nurses, reflecting on the care we provide.

Going the Extra Mile!

A friendly face, a welcoming smile and a door to door service – it’s all in a day’s work for our Hospital Transport Team.