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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 or Gemma Wood
 020 7266 8840
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

The Medical Centre
7E Woodfield Road
W9 3XZ

Other Details


Referral required
Other notes

Related service

Kaleidoscope Team

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

Children and young people from 0-18 years old across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, and the city of Westminster, who meet specific eligibilty criteria for the service. The service works in 6 to 8 week blocks, which can be extended if necessary.

When is this service available?

Monday to Friday, between the hours of 09:00 to 17:00.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

Feedback forms.

What to do if you have a complaint?

If you have any complaints, comments or suggestions, please contact the  Service Manager Caroline Fitzgerald (, or Clinical Business Unit Managers Rachael Henson ( or Elizabeth Welch ( or on 020 7266 8840.

You can also contact the customer services team on or 0800 368 0412.

Can parents and young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Last Updated 02/04/2020

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