6 Week Bereavement Support Groups
Many of the children who attend the monthly group are invited to take part in a 6 week group specific to their needs.
Children who do not access the monthly group may also take part in the 6 week groups.
A typical group will focus the first hour on a common theme of thought, related to the death of their loved one. One of the activities that children do, is to create a memory box. Children paint, place stickers, or use photos in memory of their loved one. They might paint the box in their person’s favourite colour. Unfortunately as we get older our memories fade, we like to work with our children to gather their memories and keep them in a special place.
All activities provide plenty of opportunities for the children to express themselves and develop bonds with others. Through interaction with other children, group members learn that they are not alone in their grief.
Other Groups Include;
Self-esteem – enable group members to become more confident, more self-assured and to have a more positive image about themselves
Creative Art – allows children to express powerful emotions and say more in pictures than they are able to verbalise
Managing Anger – children often feel angry and often express this anger in different ways, here they learn the best and safest way to express that emotion