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

Thanks to the national lottery community fund...

Thanks to the national lottery community fund…

A big thankyou from everyone at Star Bereavement to the National Lottery Community Fund who have decided to fund us with a £20’000 grant!! The amount will enable us to
An announcement - Chair of trustees at Star Bereavement

An announcement – Chair of trustees at Star Bereavement

Following four successful years as Chair of Star Bereavement Support Service, Suzanne Gahlings, will be stepping down from the role. During her time as Chair, Suzanne has worked extremely hard
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

Social & Events

We’re proud to support the Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week – 13 to 19 May. Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all. 

This year’s theme is movement: moving more for our mental health. Get involved by finding and sharing your moments for movement this Mental Health Awareness Week. 
Find out more: mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw 

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MomentsForMovement

We’re proud to support the Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week – 13 to 19 May. Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all.

This year’s theme is movement: moving more for our mental health. Get involved by finding and sharing your moments for movement this Mental Health Awareness Week.
Find out more: mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MomentsForMovement
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☘️ Good luck from us all at Star Bereavement this exam season!☘️ 

#examseason #goodluck #examsupport

☘️ Good luck from us all at Star Bereavement this exam season!☘️

#examseason #goodluck #examsupport
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Every year, people around the UK use Dying Matters Awareness Week as a moment to encourage all communities to get talking in whatever way, shape or form works for them. (6th-12th MAY 2024)
This year’s theme, ‘The way we talk about Dying Matters’, focuses on the language that we use, and conversations we have, around death and dying – specifically between healthcare professionals and patients, their carers and their families.
Follow the link below to find out more information, take their quiz, seek help or want to get involved:
https://www.hospiceuk.org/

#thewaywetalkaboutdyingmatters

Every year, people around the UK use Dying Matters Awareness Week as a moment to encourage all communities to get talking in whatever way, shape or form works for them. (6th-12th MAY 2024)
This year’s theme, ‘The way we talk about Dying Matters’, focuses on the language that we use, and conversations we have, around death and dying – specifically between healthcare professionals and patients, their carers and their families.
Follow the link below to find out more information, take their quiz, seek help or want to get involved:
https://www.hospiceuk.org/

#thewaywetalkaboutdyingmatters
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WE'RE HIRING! Follow the link below to find out more and apply!

https://starbereavement.org.uk/join-in/work-with-us/

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and skilled Bereavement Practitioner, to deliver and co produce support for children and young people across Star’s model of support.

To work as part of the community based Star Bereavement team to improve outcomes for children and young people who are disadvantaged by bereavement
You must have experience of supporting children and young people and of delivering group based support.

#starbereavement #childhoodgrief #bereavement #wakefield

WE`RE HIRING! Follow the link below to find out more and apply!

https://starbereavement.org.uk/join-in/work-with-us/

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and skilled Bereavement Practitioner, to deliver and co produce support for children and young people across Star’s model of support.

To work as part of the community based Star Bereavement team to improve outcomes for children and young people who are disadvantaged by bereavement
You must have experience of supporting children and young people and of delivering group based support.

#starbereavement #childhoodgrief #bereavement #wakefield
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SIGN UP TO OUR STAR BEREAVEMENT NEWSLETTER!

Sign up here: 
https://starbereavement.org.uk/sign-up/

Help support us and sign up to a quarterly newsletter about everything Star Bereavement...

#subscribe#starbereavement#bereavementsupport

SIGN UP TO OUR STAR BEREAVEMENT NEWSLETTER!

Sign up here:
https://starbereavement.org.uk/sign-up/

Help support us and sign up to a quarterly newsletter about everything Star Bereavement...

#subscribe#starbereavement#bereavementsupport
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Happy Mother’s Day💞💞

Happy Mother’s Day💞💞 ...

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 💫 we loved creating with you all last Saturday 💫

Thank you @peddlermkt and @tileyard_north 💫 we loved creating with you all last Saturday 💫 ...

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