Levels Of Support:

Level 1 - For Families and Professionals

  • Information and advice on our website and facebook page
  • Email advice
  • Booked telephone support: We can offer a series of booked telephone sessions for parents/carers supporting children or young people if someone close to them is not expected to live, or has died.
  • We offer a family bereavement support service for families where children and young people are bereaved. We support families in a small group with other families, providing advice and information, support, therapeutic activities and the chance to get to know other bereaved families.

Level 2 - For Children and Young People

  • Therapeutic support for small groups of children and young people

Level 3 - For Children and Young People

  • Individual support for children and young people

Bereavement support model

Our model of bereavement support is underpinned by national and international research outcomes and consultation with leading bereavement organisations including Child Bereavement UK, Winstons Wish and the Childhood Bereavement Network. The development of our service has taken place in partnership with service users.

For Professionals

We provide quality advice, support, training and consultation for professionals and schools in Wakefield, please get in touch for more information

What can we offer?

  • A confidential service
  • Regular communication
  • Relaxed and child led sessions
  • An individual plan of support for each child
  • Help to see, and plan for, a positive future
  • A team who understand about bereavement and loss
  • Help and support for children and young people in adjusting to life without the person who has died or is causing loss
  • A team who are experienced in working with children and young people

  • 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.

  • Star helped one of our pupils to be much more settled and he has been enthusiastic about attending the sessions.

  • The feedback was fantastic and especially about how we can support in school.

  • The sessions were very practical and the Support Worker made it something the pupil looked forward to rather than something to get worried about.

  • The young person I referred is more independent now, less anxious and more open about her feelings.