Child Bereavement Support Groups
Available in several locations across Hampshire
Bereaved children up to 18 yrs old with a parent or guardian. Accompanying adults (except at Young People’s Group) will be required to stay in a separate room on the premises. Refreshments are available.
What goes on?
Support Groups offer children and families the opportunity to meet and work through their bereavement journey, supported by volunteers with planned activities, games, stories and puppet interaction.
A typical group will focus on a common theme of thoughts, feelings and emotions related to death and dying, e.g. sadness, anger, guilt and memories.
The sessions are set up depending on the age of the child. Children’s groups are for those aged up to 11/12 years, and the Young Peoples Groups (YPG) are for those aged 11yrs – 18yrs.
The young people are encouraged to engage in common aspects of their stories to support them in working through feelings and emotions.
Basingstoke (0-11yrs), Chandler’s Ford (0-11yrs), Eastleigh YPG (11-up to 18yrs), New Milton (0-up to 18yrs), Gosport (0-up to 18yrs), Portsmouth (0-18yrs) & Andover (0-18yrs).
The sessions are set up depending on the age of the child. There is some degree of flexibility in ages at each group depending on family circumstances, learning difficulties, emotional maturity etc.
Sessions run generally on a monthly basis at the weekend or in the evening.
Our support groups are free of charge to access, once registered. Families are able to attend as and when they like for as long as they need (up to the age of 18).
You will need to have registered with us to attend the sessions. Please contact us for more information on 023 8064 7550.
Active Support Group
We recognise not all children and young people enjoy engaging with arts and crafts and sometimes there is a need for them to find a positive physical outlet for all of their big emotions. In partnership with ActiveMe360 we are able to offer a new sport each week to support and develop bereaved children’s physical, mental & social wellbeing.
When – Thursday evenings Where – Gosport How Do I Get Involved – You will need to have registered with us to attend the sessions. Please contact us for more information 023 8064 7550.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment:
Please click here to download our Risk Assessment for attending our Support Groups.