Oakleaf Children’s Services

Child bereavement support Liverpool: Oakleaf is the Children’s and Young People’s service at Liverpool Bereavement Services. It is a well-established and dedicated counselling service that provides support on a 1:1 and / or group basis for children and young people.

How we can help your child

Oakleaf is the Children’s and Young People’s service at Liverpool Bereavement Services. It is a well-established and dedicated counselling service that provides support on a 1:1 and / or group basis for children and young people.

Oakleaf focuses on the support for children and young people who are grieving through bereavement, loss and separation.

 

Grief

When there is bereavement within the child’s family or friends, adults often try to ‘protect’ the child and are scared they will say the ‘wrong thing’. Sometimes, the adults are consumed in their own grief. Often children and young people need space to understand and process what is happening in their lives.

Oakleaf provides counselling for children and young people experiencing grief through the loss of someone.

This can include a complicated passing such as: murder, manslaughter, suicide as well as the passing of a parent, grandparents, sibling or friend.

Loss or separation

Bereavement is also the process of grieving losses other than death. Loss or separation of a parent / carer through divorce, incarceration of a relative or friend, domestic abuse and looked after children can also be supported through Oakleaf.

For more information about how Oakleaf can support you or someone you know, contact Liverpool Bereavement Services on 0151 236 3932 and our Children’s Manager will respond to you call.

Counselling

All our counsellors are experienced in working with young people using a variety of interventions that are best suited to the young person.

  • Art
  • Play
  • Talking
  • Music
  • Listening
  • Memory Activities
  • Writing

Wherever possible and practical we encourage the parent / carer to participate in some of the activities. This can build and develop a talking relationship so family and carers can explore the grief together.

Where and when?

Each 1:1 session lasts 50 minutes every week over a 6 to 8 week period. The session times and locations are arranged and can take place:

In School

Both during and after school times can be arranged with schools. Arrangements are made with the Safeguarding / mentor officer at the school.

 

The Oakleaf Centre

The sessions can also take place at our Liverpool office where we have a dedicated Oakleaf room. This is available Monday to Friday.

Each session is free.
As a charity we do fundraise and donations are always welcome.
See our fundraising page for further information.

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