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Supporting children through bereavement

13 September 2022

Our Children’s Healing and Therapeutic Support (CHATS) Team offers young people a safe space to express their emotions and feelings when a loved one is living with a life-limiting illness or they have sadly died.

Recently the Bereavement Support Group took part in a fun interactive activity giving them a chance to release any feelings of anger or built-up emotions.

Click here to watch them take part in the activity

Explaining the activity Sam Kelly, Children’s Therapeutic Practitioner, said: “Before the video we asked the group to offer some words and feelings around a loved one dying which was written on a large sheet of paper.
“We then took the paper outside and handed the children water balloons to throw at these emotions and statements.
“This is a really powerful and therapeutic activity giving the children an opportunity to safely express their anger and emotions.
“The Bereavement Support Group is a wonderful opportunity for the children to explore their feelings when they have lost a loved one and also to make new friendships.”

If you would like to learn more or receive support from the CHATS Team, please contact them at