Talking to children or young people about terminal illness or bereavement can feel very difficult. A lot of people feel anxious at the idea of talking to children about these topics. Fears of getting it wrong are common, even when you have a very good and open relationship with the children.
If this is the case, the Counselling & Support Service would like to help you. In our experience, meeting for a one-off session is often enough to reassure adults that this is something they can find a way to do. You can arrange a meeting with a counsellor to discuss this. If a child wants to see a counsellor, schools often have a counselling service that can offer good support within the school.
We have been helping local schools for many years, supporting staff with specific problems when a pupil has a relative with a terminal illness. If you would like further information please contact the counselling team on 01892 820525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.