In addition to providing the best possible personalised care 24 hours a day for those in need of respite, symptom control or end of life care, The Butterfly Hospice Trust provides support to the families of our residents including bereavement support, therapy and remembrance events/services.
The Therapy service offers professional one-to-one support and explore the challenges in dealing with a life-limiting condition or bereavement. Therapy sessions are available by phone, video call, face-to-face or group support, in a safe, calm and secure environment.
There are several events held throughout the year aimed at supporting those who have lost a loved one, offering an act of remembrance in a special way.
The annual butterfly release provides an opportunity to remember your loved ones in a unique and special way by releasing a butterfly in their memory at one of our butterfly releases. If you are not able to attend the butterfly releases you can purchase a butterfly to collect and release yourselves.
In addition to the butterfly release, The Butterfly Hospice Trust also participates in the national ‘Light up a Life’ campaign, taking place during the festive period, this event enables families and friends to come together in remembrance and to celebrate the life of the loved ones they have lost.
To find our more and view other events available throughout the year, please check our ‘Upcoming Events’ page and social media for the latest information.
We understand that there are times when you may feel upset or overwhelmed. Our nursing team can assist and reassure you with this. However, we also know that each situation is as unique as you are. If you find your emotions are difficult to deal with, you can find help from other professional organisations:
Macmillan Cancer Support have resources on coping with bereavement and life-limiting illness.
Bereavement Advice Centre provides information and advice on all practical issues regarding bereavement.
The Loss Foundation provides free bereavement support.
The Good Grief Trust have good resources readily available.
WAY – Windowed & Young offer peer support for those under the age of 50, following the death of a partner
The Samaritans can support over the phone by calling 116 123
Marie Curie offer end of life care and support.
End of Life Care Lincolnshire provides a variety of resources and links to support those towards the end of life.
NHS Hospice care holds information relating to end of life care.