Supporting Children and Young People

Children under 13

One to one support is offered to children who are facing, or have already experienced bereavement. This support can be provided at the Hospice, school or at home.

Support can help children to express themselves by creating memory boxes, through craft activities and to help their understanding with specialist books.

Children over 13

Teenagers can often feel isolated when they are grieving or bereaved. One-to-one support can help a young person to make sense of the life changes they are experiencing and enables them to develop coping strategies for the future.

Download our Understanding Bereavement and Grief for Teenagers leaflet.

Patient & Family Service volunteers are not trained counsellors but are highly trained in listening and support skills.

Volunteers are unable to give out their personal contact details, if you need to change an appointment, please ring the Hospice telephone number 01908 663636 and ask for a message to be passed to the volunteer who will then ring you to re arrange.

All information given to a volunteer is subject the normal confidentiality guidelines. However, should any information be given to a volunteer that raises a cause for concern around the vulnerability or safety of yourself or someone else, then they have a duty to pass on their concerns to the Patient & Family Services Team or relevant team at Milton Keynes Council. All volunteers are DBS checked.

Young People’s Support Service: An adult must be available within the home at all times during support sessions.

If you would like further support or advice please call the Hospice on 01908 663636 or email 

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