Services for young people
1-1 Bereavement counselling
Pre-bereavement support and counselling
Wellbeing therapies for over 18 year olds
If you are 18 years old or older we can offer you wellbeing sessions to help you to look after your emotional wellbeing.
Social activities and outings
We run social events for young people who are in our Edward’s Trust community on a regular basis from boxercise to biking to baking….
Signposting for useful books or websites to read
TEXT NEEDED AS INTRO
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
for as long as you need us..
Personal Stories – Films
Young people talk about significant deaths in their family and the support they got from Edward’s Trust.
The Sambrooke family talk about how the charity Edward’s Trust has helped them since their son Ben died from a brain tumour.
The Blakemore family talk about coping with the death of their son/brother and the support their received from Edward’s Trust.
Edward’s Trust community of young people
Here at Edwards’ Trust we are a community. After you have finished with your counselling support you can stay in touch by coming to socials events, getting involved in fundraisers and remaining part of our community.
We run social events for young people who are in our Edward’s Trust community on a regular basis from boxercise to biking to baking…. Sometimes being a bereaved young person can feel a lonely place, so we provide a space (& some fun) to be with people of a similar age who have been through similar experiences.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our Social events diary.
We also have a group called, ‘Young Ambassadors.’
We want young people to have a say in how we support other young people, so this group of young people get together 4 times a year to share their ideas about resources, planning socials or remembrance events, doing fundraisers. We’ve just finished making a film together about the work of Edward’s Trust.
[link here (when done)]
You might also be interested in these groups who meet in Brum
What is grief & how do I cope with it?
Support for teenagers by teenagers – Edward’s Trust (text & pictures)
What is grief?
How do I cope with my feelings?
How can I move forward?
Here are some great websites that we hope you will find informative and useful
https://help2makesense.org/ (Winston’s Wish)
https://www.thecalmzone.net/ (Suicide prevention)
Young Minds – If you’re grieving, this is for you https://youtu.be/o-7c74-pUlk
The Good Grief Trust – Losing a sibling: https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/i-have-lost-a/sibling/
Care for the Family –Loss of a Sibling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuV3nc-2wzE
Child Bereavement UK – Loss of a Parent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-qFkRaPRYY
Podcasts & Stories of Young People:
Funny People talking about Death
Young People’s Stories
Podcast from Winston’s Wish: https://help2makesense.org/podcast-my-brother-simon/
Young Minds Blog: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/coping-with-the-death-of-my-best-friend/
Student Suicide (Nov 2017, BBC 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4BMrxflLA
Learning to grieve – George Shelly (Sept 2018, BBC3)
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – The Lives Left Behind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjniluALcXE