Grief support services for children and young people in the Wakefield District


We support children, young people and their families when someone important has died.


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Support when someone important to you dies

Our vision is that all bereaved children and young people who live within the region will have access to the appropriate support they need to rebuild their lives when someone important to them has died.

We work proactively to support children, young people and their families when someone important has died, guiding them in their journey through grief and helping them to develop the necessary tools to be able to move forward in their lives.

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Support for children, young people, young adults & families

We put children and young people first, empowering them to move forward and succeed. We think about children and young people first in everything we do.

Our aims are to provide information and education around bereavement, serious illness and loss to children, young people, their families and professionals.

To reduce the isolation felt by bereaved children and young people by providing appropriate support around bereavement and loss to children and young people in Wakefield.

What We Offer

Fundraising & Volunteering Opportunities

Fundraisers, volunteers and community support are vital for us to be able to continue our work

We want to support you in whatever it is you do; fundraising should be fun (as well as financially beneficial) so do what you want to do! You could fundraise on your own, or with friends and family. You could get your school or work involved, perhaps your college, university or faith group – we will support you! We have collection tins, buckets, banners and t-shirts you can borrow.

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Latest News

Conker the therapy dog visits Star Bereavement

Conker the therapy dog visits Star Bereavement

We had a lovely visit from Conker and Marie from Pets As Therapy. Our young people really enjoyed meeting them both and had so much fun at one of our
Working with Vinny James at Star...

Working with Vinny James at Star…

Star Bereavement’s Have Your Say Group worked with artist Vinny James to create an animation with young people around verbal expressions of grief. The theme was thinking about words and
Thanks to WACCL

Thanks to WACCL

A big thankyou to the WACCL ‘Wakefield annual Christmas charity lunch’ organisation and everyone who attended in 2023 for raising over Β£2000 for Star Bereavement. The amount raised will directly
Sam Teale Productions and Star Bereavement

Sam Teale Productions and Star Bereavement

We paired up with Sam Teale productions at Star Bereavement and worked together with their team, our young people and Star Bereavement staff to create a short impact film. The

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Happy Mother’s DayπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Happy Mother’s DayπŸ’žπŸ’ž ...

We paired up with @samtealeproductions at Star Bereavement and worked together with their team, our young people and Star Bereavement staff to create a short impact film.
The short film explores what it is like to be a young bereaved person and what it is like to receive support at Star Bereavement and all the difficult emotions that come with that.
We are so proud of the young people that took part in the production ,they were so brave to share their experiences in hope of helping other young people.
A big thankyou to the team at Sam Teale Productions who worked amazingly with our young people to capture their stories and create an impactful video!
We strive to be young person lead in all the work we do, we hope this video reflects how we shape our service to listen to those young people.

#bereavementsupport #childbereavement
#wakefield 
#starbereavement

We paired up with @samtealeproductions at Star Bereavement and worked together with their team, our young people and Star Bereavement staff to create a short impact film.
The short film explores what it is like to be a young bereaved person and what it is like to receive support at Star Bereavement and all the difficult emotions that come with that.
We are so proud of the young people that took part in the production ,they were so brave to share their experiences in hope of helping other young people.
A big thankyou to the team at Sam Teale Productions who worked amazingly with our young people to capture their stories and create an impactful video!
We strive to be young person lead in all the work we do, we hope this video reflects how we shape our service to listen to those young people.

#bereavementsupport #childbereavement
#wakefield
#starbereavement
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Thank you @peddlermkt and @tileyard_north πŸ’« we loved creating with you all last Saturday πŸ’«

Thank you @peddlermkt and @tileyard_north πŸ’« we loved creating with you all last Saturday πŸ’« ...

Happy Chinese New Year to all who celebrate! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

Happy Chinese New Year to all who celebrate! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰ ...

As 2023 draws to a close, here’s a few things Star Bereavement got up to this year! 🀩

If you find yourself needing support or someone to talk to during this time, these are the helplines that remain open over Christmas and the new year: 

 

Samaritans – 116 123 

Shout – 85258 

Papyrus Hopeline – 0800 068 4141 

Cruse – 0808 808 1677 

The Compassionate Friends Helpline – 0345 123 2304 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year! ⭐️

As 2023 draws to a close, here’s a few things Star Bereavement got up to this year! 🀩

If you find yourself needing support or someone to talk to during this time, these are the helplines that remain open over Christmas and the new year:



Samaritans – 116 123

Shout – 85258

Papyrus Hopeline – 0800 068 4141

Cruse – 0808 808 1677

The Compassionate Friends Helpline – 0345 123 2304



We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year! ⭐️
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Gain experience and the chance to meet new people, make friends and express your ideas and creativity! Get in touch with fundraiser@starwakefield.org.uk for more information

Gain experience and the chance to meet new people, make friends and express your ideas and creativity! Get in touch with fundraiser@starwakefield.org.uk for more information ...

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ…πŸŽ… ...

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