Sometimes we might feel upset for a longer time than we thought we would, we might be getting angry with people when we didn’t mean to, or spend lots of time crying. If you are finding it hard to talk to family and friends about it, we can help.
565 Service offers a place to talk about our feelings, meet with other young people with similar stories and get some friendly advice on what can help after someone special dies.
It is a confidential service based at the hospice for children and young people aged 5 – 18 years old.
When people ring us, we normally arrange to meet them as family to talk about their loss and to find out ways of helping everyone feel better. When we meet with you, we agree a plan of what might help. This might include:
- One to one sessions either at the hospice or in school. Session can also be online if you’d prefer
- Joint sessions with other family members
- Group support with other young people your age
For some people, just the first meeting is enough as it gives them a chance to talk about their feelings with other family members with the help of one of our team.
If you wanted to have a chat please call on 0300 3035196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Things other young people have said about our support:
“I gained more confidence and feel more comfortable talking about my problems.”
“I was able to talk about my problems in a safe space”
“I’ve learnt how to cope and to talk about mum”
“I am more accepting of my feelings and even though I didn’t think I needed it at first, it really did help”
“I like the fact that not only was I listened to, I was given useful suggestions on ways to cope”
“I felt supported in what I was going through and listened to. I felt that someone was there for me who really cared about how I was doing and what I was going through.”