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Mosaic supports children and young people throughout Dorset...

Founded in 2007, Mosaic was created to fill the gap in bereavement provision across the county. Prior to this, support for bereaved children and young people was limited as the only support available was from hospices offering support after the death of someone suffering from a long-term illness.

Mosaic support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone special, such as a parent, sibling, friend or a member of their extended family. This includes all causes of death such as long-term illness, sudden death, suicide, murder or road traffic accident.

Our Aims & Mission


To develop a Dorset wide network of specialist bereavement support for all children, young people and their families.

To work collaboratively with other agencies to enable a cohesive framework of support before, during and after the death of someone close.

To create a child centred service which offers a pathway of support for bereaved children, young people and their families.

To provide support for those young people facing the death of a loved one.


Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children believe that all children and young people should be able to participate in therapy, events, and activity days in a safe environment.

Mosaic accepts both the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice which protects them from abuse and harm and that it is compliant with statutory responsibilities, legislation and national guidance.

Our Mosaic Safeguarding policy is available for anyone to read here. 

Our Lead Safeguarding Officer is Cathy Gilpin who can be contacted at:
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DBS Checks
We ensure that all of our staff, trustees, therapists and volunteers obtain an enhanced DBS check.

Updated August 2023

Who's Who?

Cathy Gilpin

Head of Operations

Sarah Eaby

Senior Therapist

Clare Hayton

Senior Therapist

Francesca Burney

Referrals Administrator

Joanne Norman

Head of Therapy Services

Sarah Justice


Zoe Minogue-Hughes

Head of Experiences & Events

Jenny Diffey

Community Fundraiser

Diana Lane

Finance Officer

Siân Haynes

Head of Training & People Services

Kim Mould

Training & Development Co-Ordinator

Wayne Butcher

Funding Officer

Sarah Hannibal-White

Fundraising & Events Administrator


Administrative Assistant - Referrals

Hours: 20 hours

Salary: £11,4400 - £12,480 (£21,540 - 23,400 FTE)

Base:  Milborne St Andrew, Blandford, DT11

Would you like to join an enthusiastic, friendly team, working for a children’s charity in Dorset? The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Referral Team, dealing with schools, local authorities, parents and counsellors. Processing referrals and reports.


Minimum 1yr administration experience

Excellent communication, telephone and networking skills

Excellent organisational skills and time management

Ability to work as part of a team

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

Closing date: Friday 24th March 2023

Further details and application form available from:

01258 837071, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Qualified Sessional Counsellors/Therapists

We are seeking fully qualified counsellors/therapists as sessional workers in North and West areas of Dorset and Purbeck.
If you have experience of working with bereaved children, young people and their families and would like to be part of our friendly and supportive team, please contact us for further information and an application form.


BACP or similar accreditation in Counselling

Minimum of 2 year post qualification

Experience of working with children, young people and families

Driving licence

Further details and application form available from:
01258 837071, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.