We offer support for children and young people aged 5 to 18. All our volunteers are specifically trained in working with children and young people, and can see the young person in their home or at school.
We are able to work on a one-to-one basis, with siblings or the whole family as appropriate. We can work for as long as necessary, and all our services are free.
Family workshop days
Our children and young people’s family workshop days are well attended and receive excellent feedback. Jackie, our CYP co-ordinator, visits all the families before they attend so they know what to expect and she does the admin including organising the creative activities for the day. At a recent group the younger children worked on family trees, memory jars, had a discussion about their worries using worry worms and other memory work. These activities are designed to help them express their feelings, be enjoyable and to get support from one another. The older children look at coping strategies and glean ideas from one another. They work creatively on a graffiti wall, think about their personal first aid box for comfort and support, as well as other activities.
The adults who accompany the children have the chance to talk to each other in a safe group with two facilitators and they share their concerns and offer support to each other.
Our Family workshops are currently suspended due to Covid-19.
To find out more about how we can support your child please call our CYP helpline on: 01707 264293
Please leave a message on our answerphone and Jackie will get back to you as soon as she can.
Young people might find it helpful to read our booklet ‘after someone dies’: After someone dies
You can also access further information on the Cruse Hope Again website.