Services for Young People

We want you to know that you are not alone with your loss, and that we here to support you in the best way we can. We recognise that all grief is an individual journey and we tailor our support to meet individual needs.  

We offer:

Edward’s Trust offers a holistic bereavement care service to young people following the death of a parent, carer or sibling in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Through this unique support, young lives that have been devastated by death are rebuilt and nurtured to ensure they reach their full potential.

Edward’s Trust offers a range of support for bereaved young people including one to one counselling, art therapy, attending support groups at our bereavement centre, accessing social activities with other young people surviving bereavement and support at school. The outreach work undertaken in schools makes the service accessible to young people who, for family or social reasons, would find it difficult to come to our centre. We organise a range of social and therapeutic activities and groups for bereaved young people. Without the right kind of support bereaved young people are vulnerable to long term difficulties which can impact on them physically as well as psychologically.

We provide:

  • Counselling
  • Therapeutic Activities
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Remembrance Service
  • Social Activities

Services for Young People

1-1 Bereavement counselling

1-1 counselling with young people involves all sorts of interactive and creative ways to explore grief and loss including memory jars, art work, writing letters and all sorts of other ways that help children process their feelings in a way that works for them.

Social activities and outings

Sometimes being bereaved can feel a lonely place to be and young people need to know that they are not alone and that there are others who have been through or are going through similar experiences. Sometimes Edward’s Trust organises social events for young people or family social events and outings.

Signposting for useful books or websites to read

There are many other great websites and resources out there to help you support your person in their grief journey. Look at our Resources page to find out more. 

When I first met Steve, my Counsellor at Edward’s Trust, I was nervous and it felt scary to meet a stranger who wanted to talk to me about my Mum and my feelings. I soon got to know and trust him and we found lots of ways to help me to talk about my feelings and remember my Mum.

Young man in yellow t-shirt

Edward’s Trust is brilliant. They have not only supported me with my bereavement but also helped me to become the man I am today. I cannot thank Steve and the rest of the Edward’s Trust team enough!

Tom Client