I’m Rachael and I have volunteered for Star for 5 years, supporting bereaved children and young people. I am very excited to say that I am joining the team in a full-time role from December 2020 as a Bereavement Practitioner! It is my passion to help children and young people find a way to navigate through the difficult healing process of grief. My aim is to give hope to the young people I work with and to encourage them to fulfil their potential. I am currently close to completing my counselling diploma becoming a qualified counsellor and I use my skills in enabling the young people I work with in achieving a happy and fulfilled life, where they feel empowered, listened to and valued.
Children and young people often have the answers to how they are feeling, my role is to enable them to express themselves and to help them understand and cope with a disorganised and unsettling time in their lives. I believe no one should be at a disadvantage due to suffering from the unpredictability of events that trigger grief. I love working for Star, it is filled with wonderful, experienced and caring people, who work hard in providing a service to support young people across the Wakefield district.