When children/young people are living with someone who is very ill or when someone special dies they may feel lonely, angry, confused, guilty, sad or isolated. Sometimes this can be seen as ‘being naughty or difficult’ yet trying to make sense of our feelings as adults is hard enough.
Ways in which we can help
- One-to-one counselling
- Help support and educate the parent/carer on how they can help support their child/ren through this difficult time
- Rainbow Ripples and MyTeens support groups
Rainbow Ripples (aged 5-12 years)
Weekend workshops for recently bereaved children between the ages 5 – 12 years old, held in a local school in Warwick over a Saturday and Sunday.
Hospice staff and trained volunteers run the group. You can meet other people of similar age and in a similar situation and, if you want, you can talk to them about what has happened.
Things you can do at Rainbow Ripples:
- Creative activities / games
- Time to be with and talk with other children who are experiencing the same situation, with hospice staff and trained facilitators
MyTeens Group (aged 12-18 years)
Activities, e.g. laser quest, wall climbing, bowling etc.
Information for adults
As a parent / carer you can come along with your child on the Sunday of the Rainbow Ripples workshop (separate group to the children).
Sunday morning provides an opportunity to meet the team, see the progress your child has made and meet other parents/carers who themselves are adjusting to a different way of life as a family.
Parents/carers who attend have formed their own support group, they offer support and an invite to a pub lunch to newcomers.
The main carer of the child/ren must give their consent for them to attend. Rainbow Ripples and MyTeens are completely FREE.
If you would like to come to either or simply find out more, please contact the Counselling Department on Tel: 01926 838 820 or write to: Myton Counselling Department, Myton Lane, Warwick CV34 6PX