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Kaleidoscope team - Bereavement play specialist



Provides holistic care through play to meet the emotional, social and cognitive needs of children with life limiting illnesses. This includes improving quality of life and developmental play for children who lose skills due to illness. Play will help children gain confidence and gives them an outlet for frustrations.

Kaleidoscope offers pre and post bereavement play which also involves sibling support. Play sessions will help children express themselves emotionally, outlet anxieties safely and develop coping strategies.

Post bereavement sessions with siblings also encompass building memories through activities such as memory jars.

Kaleidoscope play specialists liaise with other professionals to provide this holistic approach. This involves sign posting parents/guardians in the right direction for support.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Patricia Moorhead
Contact Position
Play Specialist
Telephone
 020 7266 8777
E-mail
 clcht.playservice@nhs.net
Website
www.clch.nhs.uk
Related Service
Children's Community Nursing Service (CCNS)
Kaleidoscope Palliative Care Service
Play Service as part of the Children's Community Nursing Team

Where to go

Name
The Medical Centre
Address
7E Woodfield Road
London
Postcode
W9 3XZ

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Other notes

Related service

Kaleidoscope Team

Local Offer

Local Offer Record `
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Last Updated 04/09/2021

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