Bereavement Service

Echoes supports children and young people facing or experiencing loss.

Echoes offers support to children, young people between the ages of 5 and 18 when someone close to them is seriously ill or has died. It also provides support to a child’s carers and family members.

The service is made up of experienced practitioners and trained volunteers, who have an in-depth knowledge of the effects bereavement and serious illness can have on children and their families. We offer a flexible, holistic service which aims to support every child and young person individually depending on their own needs.

Children and young people are supported to share their experiences and to make sense of what is happening to them by using many different art based activities and other creative techniques. They are also given opportunities to meet up with other young people who are in a similar situation to them and to have fun.

How can we help?

  • One to one work with children and young people
  • Group Work
  • Home visits
  • Information and resources
  • Social events
  • Training for volunteers and professionals
  • Support and training for schools and teachers
  • Telephone support for parents, carers and professionals
  • Information and signposting
  • Counselling

We work closely with local schools and will deliver training for teachers and school staff who may be supporting children who have been bereaved or are caring for someone who is seriously ill.

For more information on our Echoes Children’s Bereavement Support Service please contact Alison Burford (Family Support Practitioner) on 01789 266852 or

Click here to download our School Information Pack.

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