Support for Children and Young People

A lot of people feel anxious at the idea of talking to children and young people about terminal illness. 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, we 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.

If you would like to talk to a counsellor or make an appointment, please contact Paul Madden on 01892 820554, email counselling@hospiceintheweald.org.uk or complete this form.


Support for schools

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 counselling@hospiceintheweald.org.uk.


Websites and contacts for supporting bereaved children

Winston’s Wish

Holding on, Letting Go


Childhood Bereavement Network