Mosaic - Supporting Bereaved Children
As the UK lockdown continues to affect us all, we understand what a difficult time it is for all families, especially those who have experienced a bereavement.
We know that some young people will currently be experiencing the death of someone they love but that they may not have been able to say their ‘Goodbyes’ in the usual way by visiting hospital or attending the funeral. We also realise that not seeing friends and family and not attending school will be additional losses for them. Letting them talk and listening to how they are feeling will help.
Whilst we are unable to provide ‘face to face’ support at this time, we are able to offer support and advice to parents and professionals by telephone. We may not be able to answer your call immediately but will return your call as soon as we can.
If you feel you need further advice on supporting people’s mental wellbeing through this situation, please consider the following resources;
Kooth- Mental health support for young people
Connection – a 24/7 mental health helpline for people in Dorset of all ages. If you are feeling overwhelmed, they can be contacted on 0300 124 5440
HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 41 41
Support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of suicide.
Childline – 0800 1111
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
There are also lots of useful apps which we would suggest downloading and using if you need some help to keep yourself calm through the coming weeks. These include;
Calm Harm – help for teenagers thinking about self-harm
Headspace – mindfulness
Clear Fear – help for children and teenagers with anxiety
Smiling Mind – meditation
Headspace - mindfulness
Cove – help through music
Our best wishes to everyone at this difficult time
from the Mosaic team