About Star Bereavement

Star Bereavement Support Service provides a range of bereavement support services to children and young people in Wakefield.

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.

Providing Expert Support

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.

Our Values

A Child Centred Approach

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.

Keeping It Simple

A simple service is more responsive and efficient. We make ourselves easy to engage with, communicating clearly and seeking opportunities to deliver a quality experience.

Making A Difference Together

By working together we will create a positive impact for the families, children and young people within the communities we support.


My daughter now knows that it is ok to be happy and laugh even though someone so close to her has died. After all the sadness she can start to enjoy her life.

The Support Worker was great- caring and brilliant with the children.

The Support Worker kept in touch with me and gave us great ideas about how to help my daughter cope.

The support my daughter had has made a huge difference.

I was closing myself off from everyone and now I have opened up my emotions, I feel much better at home.

Star has helped me to grieve more easily and helped me to build my confidence.

Meeting people who have been through the same thing really helped!

I was only young when my Mum died, I found it hard to talk to my family but Star helped me to talk and feel less alone.