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The charity that supports local children and their families affected by death or terminal illness.

Although it is a natural part of life the loss of someone close can be a distressing and overwhelming experience, especially for children and young people.

Our core services are free, but as a registered charity donations are always welcome. Our services are available to children and young people aged 3-18 and their close family members regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, disability and special needs.

 WHAT WE OFFER:

    • One to One bereavement support, play therapy and counselling for children and young people (aged 3-18)
    • Pre-bereavement support for children, young people and their parents/carers affected by terminal illness
    • One to One bereavement counselling for adult family members
    • Filial Therapy and Bereaved Family Programmes to support families together
    • Face to face and telephone advice and support for children, families and professionals
    • Social Events and monthly Peer Support Groups
    • Children and Young Peoples Annual 2 day bereavement camp (aged 6-18)
    • Children’s Group Activities and Workshops
    • Placement Provider for qualified counsellors and final year students
    • Training programmes for schools, professional organisations and volunteers

WE ARE RECRUITING:

We have two new exciting opportunities to join our team

Marketing Executive – 16 hours per week (flexible). Click to find out more

Clinical Activities Coordinator – 7.5 hours per week (flexible) Click to find out more

We are currently recruiting clinical volunteers. Click to find out more.

Service Update – You are not alone 

In line with government advice, we have suspended all face-to-face services including 1:1 support sessions, peer groups, events and training.  However, the team are accepting new referrals and working hard to provide vital support for those struggling with a bereavement or the terminal-illness of someone they love, via the telephone, video call, our website and Facebook.

These are very difficult times as we all find ourselves in un-chartered waters and its during uncertain times like this that we look for reassurance and support. It’s more important than ever to make sure we look after ourselves and each other.

Our income has drastically reduced and we are therefore reliant on funding and fundraising more than ever before. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further but do consider the latest government guidelines and act accordingly.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is committed to supporting children and young people from across the local community and although we may not be there in person at the moment, you are all in our thoughts and we remain ready to support you via other channels.

If you would like to know more about the support we are currently offering please click HERE to be redirected to our service page.  If you have any immediate specific concerns or questions, please email info@childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk or call 01636 551739 – this will go straight to voicemail but messages are being picked up daily and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Thank you – take care.

Kate

Chief Executive

CLIENT COMMENTS 

  • Amazing place.  The staff make the service amazing and know exactly what is needed and how to support a family when everything has collapsed under them.  Wonderful.

  • A better understanding. My daughter has a better understanding of coming to terms with her loss and has learned to express her feelings more openly.

  • The support and understanding given at the Children’s Bereavement Centre has enabled my son to be the funny, intelligent, helpful 13-year-old I thought we would never see.  Thank you so much.

  • We wish to express our gratitude to the outstanding staff of this organisation.  They have always made us feel welcome and have supported us through a difficult phase in our lives.  Thank you we are very lucky and honoured to have come across your invaluable service.