Professionals

 

FREE TRAINING

We are able to offer all schools in the borough a free one and half hour training for inset ot 'twilight' sessions on 'An Introduction to Childhood Bereavement'.

If you are intersted and would like more information, please call us on 020 8547 1552 or email sayinggoodbye@kingstonbereavementservice.org.uk 

As a professional working with a bereaved child or young person, you may find that you are the one person they feel they can turn to for support outside their family, who may also be grieving at this time. This can seem to be an arduous task.

Many young people will experience a significant death during their school career. Research has shown that around 1 in 25 children and young people currently aged 5 -16 have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. So, as a professional, it is likely that a child with whom you are working has been affected by a significant bereavement.

The Saying Goodbye Project is able to offer support to any professional working with bereaved children or young people. We are also happy to extend this to people working with children in a ‘social’ capacity, such as through a youth group, cubs, scouts, brownies, church groups etc.

  • We can provide information, advice and support informally over the telephone or by email contact. Alternatively, we can provide specifically prepared training packages.
  • We have available an information pack for schools, which we would be happy to provide for you and can be adapted for other settings.
  • Although we do not provide individual support for children and young people when someone close to them has a terminal condition, we have a leaflet giving information about sources of support at this difficult time in a child’s life.

Please contact us to discuss any support or information that you may need.

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