Stay & Play Support Sessions

Stay & Play Support Sessions give young children an opportunity to explore their grief through the natural medium of play.

What do we like to do in Stay and Play
⦁ Play in the sand tray
⦁ Play with Lego
⦁ Create with the Clay
⦁ Play games
⦁ Make special things to remember loved ones.
⦁ Paint and draw pictures
⦁ Create stories with the Puppets and toys
⦁ Make music
⦁ Dance
⦁ Laugh
⦁ Understand that it’s OK to cry

Through these sessions our Bereavement Support worker will
⦁ Acknowledge what has happened
⦁ Answer questions honestly with language they understand
⦁ Encourage them to express thoughts and feelings.
⦁ Assess their level of understanding
⦁ With child’s permission engage with parent in open conversations