Stars help children and young people to understand and cope with the confusing thoughts and difficult feelings they often experience at these times. Our counsellors will work one-to-one with a child or young person, normally for 6 sessions, although it can be longer.
Research* has shown that bereavement at a young age can lead to a number of negative consequences including anxiety, depression, anger, lower self-esteem and external loss of control. This can lead to disengagement from school, alcohol or substance misuse and can ultimately have a long term detrimental impact on a young person’s future. All our counsellors are highly trained bereavement counsellors who are specialists in child bereavement. Our counsellors at Stars offer a secure place to:
Our counsellors at Stars offer a secure place to:
Help young people access and manage unspoken feelings
Make sense of what has happened
Improve communication between family members
Reduce feelings of isolation
Create the possibility of hope for the future