We are thrilled to announce that The Evelyn Trust has granted funds to enable the continued running of Stars’ public advisory line.

In providing vital support, information and guidance, the Stars advice line is especially important for those dealing with traumatic bereavement. Funds from grant-making charity, The Evelyn Trust, means that Stars can continue to offer phone advice that will help bridge the gap for those in great need.

We spoke to Rebecca Wood, Charity Director at The Evelyn Trust about the importance of this service for Cambridgeshire children:

The Evelyn Trust values Stars’ unique ability to help children who suffer a bereavement, many of them through suicide and accident. This public advice line for families, teachers and other professionals, spreads some of that expertise to help others to begin to support the child immediately after bereavement and to know that they are doing the right thing, preventing that sense of anxiety and helplessness that many of us feel in trying to support someone in a terrible situation. The hope is that fewer children will go on to need Stars’ specialist counselling as they will be able to follow a natural emotional pathway for their grief, rather than becoming ‘stuck’ in one of the stages of grief.”

Our heartfelt thanks to The Evelyn Trust, which funds health projects across Cambridgeshire, from clinic to community, for helping Stars support bereaved children and their families throughout our region.