Non-Talking Therapy for Bereaved Young People
Just like adults, young people who have lost someone important may find themselves struggling with a powerful range of emotions. Sometimes they can find it difficult to express their grief in words. They might find the idea of 1-1 counselling too daunting and would prefer to use other non-talking means.
Our new Non-Talking Therapy programme offers 6 weeks of group therapy for young people (11-17yrs) who have been significantly affected by the traumatic bereavement of a parent, carer or sibling. The bereavement may have occurred at any time in the past.
The Therapy is available to young people who are registered with a GP practice in Derby city or the southern Derbyshire area, or have used Treetops Hospice Care services.
The Therapy includes a programme of 6 weekly sessions, held at Treetops Hospice Care on a Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Groups will be made up of between 6-12 young people and include:
- Expressive activities such as animal therapy, drumming therapy, art therapy, yoga therapy and complementary therapy
- Educational activities on understanding grief and managing feelings better
- The creation of a personal journal to record the highlights of the programme
- Support and advice for parents and carers
- The option to attend additional support days throughout the year
All our services are provided free of charge, and are not means-tested. Therapy programmes will take place as from September 2019.
How to make a referral
Referrals can be made by parents or carers, GPs or other professionals, or self-referrals by young people aged 13yrs+.
For further information, contact the Counselling and Emotional Support Service on 0115 949 6944 – firstname.lastname@example.org – or complete the form below.