Welcome to our parent page. Here you will find information about Haven House events, services offered and parent and sibling groups. Our hospice provides a wide range of support and this section gives you more detailed information on each of them. There are various links and contact names as well as telephone numbers if you’d like to talk to a member of the team.

Please do get in touch if there is other information that might be useful to you. We hope this section will give you a better understanding of how the hospice could benefit your family on a practical or an emotional basis or indeed both.

The following events and activities are open to all families who are supported by the hospice and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Holistic Care Centre

Family Group Music Therapy - 11am-12 noon, open to all ages, max of 8 families. Please book in advance. Contact Maeve Rigney or telephone 020 8506 3765.                 
Saturday 23 September
Saturday 28 October
Saturday 18 November
Saturday 16 December

Group Yoga, sessions for under 5s (11am) and over 5s, (12 noon), referral must be made and please book in advance. – contact Maeve Rigney or telephone 020 8506 3765. 
Saturday 5 August

Teenage Cancer Group, held at our hospice. The group provides a chance to get together with other teens living with a cancer diagonises and offers support for those young people and their families. Includes refreshments – 5.30-8pm – contact Katie Lewis or telephone 020 8506 5521.
Wednesday 23 August

Wriggles and Rhymes - 10.30-11.30am
Stay and Play for babies and infants - 11.30am-12.30pm.
Please book in advance – contact Maeve Rigney or telephone 020 8506 3765. 

Monday 4 September
Monday 11 September
Monday 18 September
Monday 25 September

Family and Parent events

Come along to our Coffee Morning, and share experiences with other parents who are facing similar challenges. It's an informal group and all parents are very welcome. Our Coffee morning is open to all - Contact Judi Porter or telephone 020 8506 5523.
 Wednesday 30 August - tba
Thursday 14 September - 10-12.00pm

Dads Group - Join our new Dads Group and share your experiences and challenges as well as have fun. Our next meetings are at the hospice on Saturday 19 August at 11am. If you are interested in coming along please contact Judi Porter or telephone 020 8506 5523.

Buddies (siblings) have an opportunity to get together and have fun and express their feelings. Times and dates vary so please contact Daria Malecha for more details.
Thursday 27 July
August dates tbc

Family Days – 11am-3pm
Saturday 29 July - family fun day

Saturday 12 August - open grounds day
Friday 4 August - open grounds day
Friday 18 August - open grounds day
Wednesday 23 August - open grounds fun day
Wednesday 30 August - open grounds day

Memory Day - As part of our on-going support to bereaved families we are holding our Memory Day on Sunday 24 September 2017. The memorial service will be held at All Saints Church, Inman's Row, Woodford Green IG8 0NH from 3-5pm. Please contact Bev Shearer or telephone 020 8505 9944.

Counselling- Haven House is able to offer a Counselling service to parents, carers and their extended families. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe, regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. This can either be on a one to one basis or if preferred as a couple. For further details please contact Bev Shearer or telephone 020 8505 9944.

Family Support
Our family support worker offers a wide range of support including advice and information on social issues, liaising with professionals from other agencies, completing grant applications and support with benefits. To make an appointment please speak to your named nurse at Haven House.

Parent Forum is an opportunity for parents to meet directly with Haven House Trustees to enable parents to feed back about their experience and help shape service delivery. Our trustees David and Inge are available on Saturday 12 August for face to face feedback. You can also write to us at Parent Forum, Haven House Children's Hospice, The White House, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9LB.

For any other information please contact or telephone 020 8506 5523.