Support group

Groups

We run a number of groups across the region to provide support for family members. Find out more, including forthcoming dates, in our Family Zone.

Sibling groups
Our sibling days run during the school holidays and give brothers and sisters an opportunity to meet together and have fun. The days are open to bereaved siblings, and brothers and sisters of children and young people receiving our care.

Pre-school child support group
Families and carers using any of our services with pre-school children (and accompanying siblings) under the age of five, are all welcome to join these specially organised groups. We have fun while enjoying songs, themed activities, specialist play, one-to-one music therapy and sensory stories.

VoicesAloud at The Treehouse
VoicesAloud is an opportunity for individuals to meet together through music and song. Sessions are run by our Music Therapist at The Treehouse and are open to all current service users (including children, parents, siblings and grandparents). The sessions will include singing, writing songs and social time. 

Male and female carers groups
An opportunity to meet other parents and carers, sharing informal meetings and activities.

Bereavement support groups
Bereaved parents, carers and siblings are invited to come along and meet other families. It provides an opportunity to share stories, access resources and create keepsakes.

Grandparent bereavement support groups
Our grandparent bereavement groups are tailored to the needs of the members and include learning how to support their family and understanding grief.

Colour Tangle (The Treehouse) and Zentangle (Milton)
Monthly creative art groups run by EACH’s Art Therapists Sandra Smith and Carole Simpson. They are based in the community in inspirational surroundings and support EACH parents and carers to try creative arts in self expression.

  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH