Bereavement support services for children and young people living or attending school in Kent

Slide Away offers bereavement support to children and young people which acknowledges their grief and experience of loss following the death of a relative or friend or when living with a parent or sibling with a life limiting illness.

As part of the bereavement support they also work with parents and carers, schools, and other professionals to help them support the bereaved children in their care.

They provide Workshops, Memory Days and pre-bereavement support groups that offer a safe and caring environment where children have time and space to:

● Meet others who have experienced bereavement or who are living with someone with a life-limiting illness

● Tell their story, be listened to and understood

● Express and understand their thoughts and feelings, and hold onto their memories

● Have permission to grieve, but also to have fun

● Find coping strategies and build their resilience

As schools are often described as a haven of normality for the bereaved child, who will feel secure within the structure and routine of the school day, they have an important role to play supporting bereaved children. Slide Away helps schools by:

● Encouraging them to designate a staff member to liaise between the school and Slide Away and support bereaved pupils

● Providing information, guidance and training on how best to support bereaved pupils in their school community

● Offering further training and guidance when the school requests it

● Providing support to staff and pupils when there has been a death in their school community



Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07970597715

Facebook: @slideawaycharity