We know that when true grief takes its hold, there is nothing that can stop it, however knowing that you aren’t alone, have a community of supportive people around you who have been or are going through similar daily struggles and even just having a distraction from the grief that is suffocating you can be more valuable than anything in the world.
Adam’s Rose receives referrals from both local authorities including the NHS and funeral homes, and directly from someone who is bereaved or a family or friend who has referred them as they think they could do with a helping hand.
When we receive a referral at Adam’s Rose the first thing we do is act quickly to ensure that each and every person referred* knows that they are not alone. Within 48 hours of referral, they will be sent their “Welcome to grief” pack in the post. Within this pack is their Adam’s Rose Grief Journal – an interactive and informative journal. The journal will take them through the first few days and weeks including the feelings they can expect to experience, guidance and help, a place to express themselves including areas for free writing / drawing and words of reassurance and support. Along with the grief journals we provide Adam’s rose colouring pencils, pens and everything you may need along with some other gifts you can keep close .
The purpose of the charity is to ensure people do not feel alone with their grief, therefore it is our aim to create communities of support to can grow together and be there for one another for support that only they can understand. We enable this through our private Members group on Social media and also with Members events throughout the year, which are arranged to bring people together whilst always keeping their loved ones at the centre or what we do.
Adam’s Rose know that the journey of grief starts at the very moment you lose someone, and so in 2021 we launched our Belongings Bags. Provided to local hospitals and with a view to expand our reach throughout the UK and in other settings, these bags ensure that anyone who loses a loved one will receive their belongings back in a very special and respectful Adam’s Rose bag and that it will make people are aware that anyone leaving the hospital carrying that bag is entering a difficult journey and may need some support.