Simon Says - Child Bereavement Support


When children are dealing with the death of someone close, they may feel angry, guilty, frightened and alone. It can be very difficult for a parent, carer, close relative or friend to help a bereaved child when they are grieving too.

Simon Says aims to:
- Support Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying
- Offer information and advice to move forward in their lives, but never to forget their significant person
- Run a telephone support line
- Host monthly age appropriate support groups in several locations across Hampshire (of which Basingstoke is the closest location for the Hart district).
- Offer the opportunity to meet other families who have also been bereaved
- Support and give advice and training to teachers, and other professionals working with bereaved children and young people
- Host an Annual Residential weekend for up to 45 children and young people

The support groups are free of charge to access, once registered. Families are able to attend as and when they like for as long as they need (up to the age of 18). Registration is required to join the sessions.

For more information, please either visit their website or contact Simon Says by telephone or email.

About Simon Says Children & Young People's Bereavement Support

Simon Says supports young people in Hampshire up to the age of 18 years who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying through providing support, resources and information to children and parents and to those working with children eg: teachers, health professionals.

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User Cost/Charge Information
The support and advice offered to families dealing with a child’s bereavement in Hampshire is provided free of charge.

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Simon Says Children & Young People's Bereavement Support

023 8064 7550



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