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Child and Adolescent Bereavement

About the team

The child and Adolescent bereavement service is run by the service manager Beatrice Standen with a team of qualified counsellors and counselling students on placement.

We are also assisted by volunteer bereavement counsellors, who are trained in counselling, covering areas such as person centred counselling, psychodynamics and cognitive behaviours.

Services

Primary aged children: meeting with parents or carers to provide support and advice. School staff provided with training and resources to support the child in school. 

Secondary aged children are assessed and if appropriate are offered 1-1 counselling in their school or at Childrens outpatient department at Northampton General Hospital.

Support and advice: can be provided by phone to parents and cares. If you require your child or adolescent to be assessed, contact their school or G.P to request a referral to the bereavement service.

We also offer support to families where a family member has been diagnosed with a  terminal illness. Support can be provided in a way that meets the individual needs and the family. 

Contact details

Telephone 01604 545131
Fax: 01604 544554

Child & Adolescent Bereavement Service
Northampton General Hospital
Cliftonville
Northampton
NN1 5BD

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. During busy times, an answer phone will collect any messages

How to find us

If you are coming to the hospital site for your appointment, children’s outpatients is located in area K (outpatients building). The nearest car parks are 3 and 4. Disabled car parking is available.

Click here for the hospital map.

Children and young people may be seen in children’s outpatients, in school, at home, and in a variety of other settings.

The location of appointments is agreed between the families and the counsellor to provide the most suitable package of care to the child or young person. 

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