Child Bereavement
and Loss Counselling

What is Child Bereavement and loss counselling?

More than 100 children are bereaved of a parent in the UK every day. Bereavement in childhood can be seen as a risk factor for later difficulties including anxiety, depression, and potentially involvement in crime. These risks can be reduced by good, early management – someone to talk to.

In addition to the death of a close family relative our counselling support considers the impact of loss including loss of a family dynamic if parents are separated, loss of the familiar when transitioning into a new environment and many more concerns.

Our counsellors will work with children and young people in a sensitive manner enabling them to discuss their concerns and worries and also work towards how the future may look for them.

Talking about Granddad has helped me not feel as lonely since he died. I have put a lot of memories into my memory box that I did not know I had.

Wigan Family Welfare
2020-04-28T16:45:19+00:00
Talking about Granddad has helped me not feel as lonely since he died. I have put a lot of memories into my memory box that I did not know I had.

I did not believe I would survive the loss of my Granddad. I have been helped me through all of it and helped me to like myself more, thank you so much.

Wigan Family Welfare
2020-04-28T16:45:47+00:00
I did not believe I would survive the loss of my Granddad. I have been helped me through all of it and helped me to like myself more, thank you so much.
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Wigan Family Welfare

FAQ

If there is anything else you would like to know about our services you can either fill in our enquiry form or call us on 01942 867 888.

If you are aware of a child or young person who has recently been bereaved of a close family member or who is dealing with a loss, you can refer them to our counselling service.

The aim of our service is to provide counselling to children and young people aged 5-19, to help them understand and cope with their loss and to promote the health and wellbeing of each child.

Family Welfare is able to provide child anger counselling for anyone who is:

    • A resident of the Wigan Borough
    • Aged between 5-19

CASE STUDY

All names and key details have been changed, to protect the client’s right to confidentiality.
Photographs shown are also not representative of the actual person.

Case Study

Julie lived with her mum, step dad and 2 half-sisters – Following a serious car accident Julie’s mum was killed. Julie was a passenger and had sustained serious injuries, Julie was informed of her mum’s death while being prepared for surgery. Following the surgery Julie left hospital and returned to her dad’s home. As her dad’s home was in the next town Julie also started at a different school. Julie has now moved school again as the family has been rehoused. In a period of 6 months Julie has lost her mum, her home, contact with 2 younger half-sisters, her friends and changed school twice.

How our Bereavement counsellor helped

During this time the counsellor was able to support Julie within the school environments so when everything was changing the counsellor remained consistent. Julie is still being seen by the counsellor and Julie has commented that she enjoys their time together.

GET IN TOUCH

You can contact us using one of the methods below.
Our offices are open daily (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 9am and 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

General Enquiries

If you would like to speak to someone about a service, please contact our admin team on 01942 867888 or email admin@wiganfamilywelfare.co.uk

Referral Form

To make a referral simply click the button below. Please make sure you have read our GDPR policy before submitting the form.