Candle Child Bereavement Service

Our Candle Child Bereavement Service offers support for children and young people and provides specialist training and advice for schools, parents and professional carers supporting young people facing bereavement

Just like adults, children react to death in different ways at different times. They may seem to be sad, very naughty, or not to care at all. They may have behaviour or concentration problems at school or home, difficulties with eating or sleeping and feel very anxious or guilty. We understand how difficult it can be to find a way to explain what has happened, to cope with their questions and to manage their behaviour.

We’re here to support them, and you, through our Candle Child Bereavement Service. We offer:

  • One-to-one and group counselling for any child or young person in Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark experiencing loss through death
  • Specialist training, advice and consultancy services to schools and other organisations working with children facing bereavement
  • An advice service for parents and professional carers.

To ensure we continue to offer support whilst keeping you safe and navigating the latter stages of the pandemic, we are now able to offer both face-to-face and telephone appointments.

Any parent, carer, teacher or health care professional can make a referral and young people over 16 can refer themselves.

For further information, please contact our Candle Child Bereavement Service

 Tel: 0208 768 4533

Candle Child Bereavement Service Referral Form (DOC)

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