Watch this space for future exciting events. 

Email:  [email protected] to inquire for more information


Current events:

Support Groups for Parents and Carers of Neurodiverse Children: Every Last Thursday 2023

What the groups are about:

Groups will run on the last Thursday of each month for 1 hour 30 minutes with the following topics:

  • Thursday 30th March – “Loss, change and neurodiversity”
  • Thursday 27th April – “Coping with challenging behaviours: what I can do as a parent”
  • Thursday 25th May – “Family traditions and beliefs in managing grief”
  • Thursday 29th June – "Communication: conversations within families and beyond”

What to expect:

There is a limited number of places in these groups so it is essential to book early. It is beneficial to attend all four groups and participants are expected to notify the team 48hrs prior to each group if they cannot attend. This provides an opportunity for others to attend.

Each group will have two important elements: an educational presentation and an informal group discussion facilitated by two group conductors.

All groups will be conducted by experienced psychotherapists in a safe and supportive manner. The Harlington Hospice team adopts an inclusive and collaborative approach.

Participant feedback would be highly appreciated.

Past events:

The CABS Annual ‘Light up a Life’: December 2022

 The CABS team are inviting children and their family members to our Annual Memorial Event – Light Up a Life.

This event is organised by the Children and Adolescent Bereavement Service at Harlington Hospice to bring children, young people and their families/carers together to remember those they have loved and lost over the past year or more.

This year we are running a memory making workshop called “The Tree of Life” inviting families to contribute to making artwork and enjoy light refreshments together. This will take place on the 15th of December 2022 at 4pm to 6pm at Harlington Hospice. This workshop and memory event is free to attend. 

CABS - LUAL Poster, Flower hand Prints, Boats, and

The Annual National Hospice UK Conference: November 2022 

The CABS team are excited to have presented a research poster at the Annual National Hospice UK Conference this year. The conference took place in Glasgow from the 22nd – 24th of November.

In keeping with the conference theme of collaboration and partnership, we have been working on our research poster with the title; ‘Grief and Neurodiversity: Working together to support pre and post bereaved children and young people’.

Please click on the illustration to view our research poster and read more about our findings and future plans.

Please do get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about our research poster.

[email protected]


Blue Peter: November 2021

We were very excited to welcome the Blue Peter team to Harlington Hospice in November 2021. They met with some of the CABS team and clients to help educate others on the impact of childhood bereavement and how art therapy can help children and young people facing loss. We had a brilliant day filming and even received an infamous Blue Peter Badge at the end!

 CABS Blue Peter Nov 2021


Creative Workshops

Throughout the year, CABS run art workshops. These are open to all of our clients – past and present. They are not therapy sessions, but are an opportunity to get creative, learn new skills and connect with others, helping bereaved children and young people to feel less isolated and better supported in their grief.

Collage workshop: August 2021

CABS Collage Workshop     

Glassmaking workshop: August 2021

 CABS Glassmaking Workshop 21

Light Up A Life

Every year, CABS runs a 'Light Up A Life' event. These offer families and friends the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of loved ones. 

Light Up A Life: December ‘21 - Paper boats on the pond at Harlington Hospice