Following our charity work in Colchester Hospital we were approached by Ipswich Hospital to ask if we could provide our counselling support in their hospital. This is a very positive sign that our charity is meeting a gap in need and supporting young adults who may not have received support previously
We are very proud to be able to announce that this has become possible following National Lottery Funding.
Our charity will be working with Ipswich Hospital commencing April 2022.
Please do look out for more information and our launch in the Spring.
Our first project is within Colchester Hospital; the place where Ross died.
This is a new service not previously available at the hospital.
Colchester Hospital is where Ross died and where we identified a gap in his care. His medical and palliative needs were met but his psychological needs were not.
During our lives we psychologically develop in stages. In early adulthood, an individual is concerned with developing the ability to share intimacy, seeking to form relationships and find intimate love. Long‐term relationships are formed, and often marriage and children result. The young adult is also faced with career decisions (Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychology). When you are at this stage in your life and you are suddenly faced with your mortality then you need to be supported mentally.
Ending Life's Taboo will offer counselling provision to any young adult within the age range of 18 and 40 years old when they receive a terminal or end of life diagnosis. Young adults with cancer or non cancer illnesses will be able to access the provision.
Young adults often have complex psychological needs relating to aspects of their diagnosis of end of life, treatment or palliative phase. The counsellor will support them with any aspect that is causing them anxiety or fear. The families surrounding the young adult will also be supported.
Referrals will be open to: