The service has been set up for young people and their families who have specifically experienced bereavement and are identified as needing extra support. The service is set up within the iThrive framework to ensure young people get the right support at the right time and offers different levels of support depending on what the young person needs.
Advice and Signposting
We can provide information regarding bereavement and the grief process to young people, families and other professionals such as teachers and social workers. We can signpost to resources that can facilitate conversations and ongoing work around bereavement and the death of a loved one.
How to make a referral?
Email us for more information about our service, or to make a referral please complete the attached referral form here – Bereavement Service Referral Form
Ensure you have spoken to the young person and gained consent to work with them in an open and transparent way.
Please return the completed referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens next?
When a referral has been made, the team will be in touch to discuss the referral in further detail then the best plan of support will be agreed for that young person going forward.
We offer a safe and supportive space for young people to talk about their experience of bereavement and explore their feelings and struggles surrounding this, without the fear of judgement. We can support young people to understand their grief, find their own way forward and make positive choices.
Low Level Therapeutic Sessions
This involves using resources and activities to work through difficult emotions surrounding a bereavement – usually offered in conjunction with the listening service.
Counselling Service (Provided by Fortalice)
A trained counsellor can help you understand yourself and others better by exploring complicated feelings and recognising both negative and positive patterns in the way people think or act. Counselling can help to facilitate change and growth. If we feel a young person may benefit from this we would refer them on to Fortalice.
The service is for young people aged 8-18 who live in Bolton. It is for any young person that has experienced bereavement and would like and benefit from some extra support. If you would like some information about bereavement and the experience of grief