Star Bereavement and Support Service

Star Bereavement and Support Service

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

To support children, young adults up to 25 years, and families across the Wakefield District, affected by the death of someone important to them -  parent, carer, friend, sister, stepbrother, grandparent………………………addressing their needs in ways that are Compassionate, Comprehensive, and Accessible

For Children, Young People, Adults and Communities have a positive sense of identity, strong relationships, and are able to identify, manage and express, their feelings and needs in relation to Loss and Bereavement

Activities

At Star we offer a wide range of opportunities including group and 1-2-1 bereavement support

Our group support gives the opportunity to meet other children and young people who have experienced loss - they take place in a variety of settings  - outdoors in nature, with animals, using arts and games to explore feelings, manage grief,  create good memories and have FUN

Star’s Delivery

Preventive, Strengths-Based Service, that helps children and young people build resilience and the coping skills they need to adjust to their loss and handle future challenges

Evaluation and Research, to continuously improve the effectiveness of our service

Recognising grieving children, young people and families as the Experts

Training and Education

Supporting family, friends and communities so they too are more resilient and better able to respond to loss and bereavement

Current opportunities

West Yorkshire, WF1 5RH

Join our team today as a Young People's Bereavement Support Volunteer and make a difference to young people in Wakefield

West Yorkshire, WF1 5RH

Can you help us achieve our vision? that all bereaved children and young people living within Wakefield District will have access...

West Yorkshire, WF1 5RH

Star are seeking a Treasurer to assist with their financial responsibilities & duties, to help their trustees to develop expertise &  to...

Previous placements

  • TRUSTEE BOARD MEMBERS IN THE AREAS OF INCOME GENERATION, PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH, BEREAVEMENT FINANCE OR GOVERNANCE