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Around 3 million students will be sitting exams this summer but research carried out by ChildLine reveals concerning statistics about how young people are trying to cope with the upcoming pressures that accompany exam season.
The death of someone important can have a devastating effect on a young person. Simon Says provides bereavement and loss services to children and their families in the Hampshire area who are faced with one of the most traumatic events in their lives. It can be a distressing and overwhelming experience for anyone, especially a child. Our support helps to build emotional resilience and develop coping skills, we believe that early intervention of bereavement support for many children will stop problems developing in later life and give them every opportunity to move forward with their grief and flourish. → Read more
SWEATING OUT SADNESS: HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP PARENTS AND CHILDREN THROUGH BEREAVEMENT
Is your family experiencing the painful loss of a loved one? Are you and your children on what can feel like an uncontrollable roller-coaster of emotions such as numbness, anger, denial, desperation and possibly depression? The grieving process is very powerful and added to its complexity is the erratic pattern these emotions can take. Simon Says hosts monthly support groups in 6 locations across Hampshire, where children can interact with other children and young people who may be experiencing similar emotions and parents can talk with other parents in a welcoming and informal environment.
Dear Parent / Guardian,
We know that Simon Says make a difference. Many parents and children tell us how we helped them in their time of need.
The purpose of this short survey is to gather your views so we can use what you tell us to improve Simon Says and be able to give evidence to potential funders who might support our charity. With your help we will be able to prove our success! Even if you haven’t been in touch recently, your comments will be much appreciated.
If you would be willing to share your story as a case study for us (can be anonymous) please contact Georgie or Jane either via email: email@example.com or call us: 01794 323934.
Please click on the link below to complete the survey:
Boarding School Awards
Would your child benefit from a place at a boarding school? Lord Wandsworth College is renowned for the pastoral care of all its students (11-18) and offers Awards to enable children who have been bereaved of one or both parents to attend as weekly or full boarders. To enquiry about a Foundation Award for entry in September 2017 or to arrange a visit to the College please contact Gill Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website: https://www.lordwandsworth.org/lwc-foundation The closing date for applications is end of September 2016.