Support for Children

 

We support family members and children when there is a significant illness in the family, often helping by providing a space for families to discuss their situation, express their thoughts and feelings, share difficult conversations and look at things from a different perspective.

We work with children and young people to help them express themselves and reflect about their situation in a safe environment through talking, art making, play and storytelling. We also hold groups, encouraging peer support.

Sometimes there are things that children want to know; perhaps they feel afraid to ask and those more closely involved family members may find difficult to answer.

Children's services

If yourself or a relative would like to access our Family or Children's Support please do fill in our short referral form.

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For younger children

We run regular group activities for children including Family Film mornings, family activity and craft mornings and our popular Pony days. Our Pony days run every 4-6 weeks between March and September and offer therapeutic animal facilitation alongside a themed art activity for children 2-12 years old.

For teenagers

We hold a fortnightly group ‘Teen Drop’ on Tuesday evenings for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 where there is serious illness in the family. It’s an informal activities group led by two experienced child support workers offering an opportunity for teenagers that have shared similar experiences and or feelings to support each other in a safe environment.

 


Teen Cooking with Chris

We also offer our popular six week ‘Teen Cooking with Chris course’ regularly. Teenagers come along to cook with a significant adult and the sessions offer a supportive environment in which cooking skills are learnt alongside the chance to relax and discuss any issues with trained support staff.

 

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