Bereavement Service for Young People and Families

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From 1st December 2021, St Joseph’s Hospice will be providing a bereavement support for children and young people (CYP) who have lost a family member, care giver or other significant person
This is available free of charge for CYP up to the age of 18 who either live in City & Hackney or are registered with a City & Hackney GP. Support may include 1-2-1 and family sessions, parenting support, groups, art therapy and memorial events, and will be delivered virtually or face-to-face at the hospice. Interpreters are available as required.

Eligibility criteria


•    Children and young people up to the age of 18, their parent or caregiver
•    Registered with a City & Hackney GP or a resident of City & Hackney and have experienced a bereavement of  a significant person in their life 



•   Not a resident of City & Hackney or registered with a City & Hackney GP
•   Significant co-morbid mental health needs or an unresolved safeguarding concern at point of referral

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Social or health care professional on behalf of the child or young person


You can self-refer for an assessment via the First Contact team on 0300 303 0400 or ask a GP or other professional to complete a referral on your behalf. 

t: 0300 303 0400

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Last updated: Nov 10th, 2022
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