|23rd October 2018|
Rucksack - support for bereaved children in Islington
CARIS Islington, the registered charity which runs the bereavement service, offers a specialist service for bereaved children which is called rucksack and for young people which is called The Basement.
At rucksack we offer a selection of therapeutic programmes (see below) for bereaved children aged 3 to 11. The Basement is for those aged 11 - 21. Those 18-21 might be seen in the adult service. This would be discussed at the initial assessment.
For children, trained counsellors visit the child at school, usually once a week, for as many visits as necessary. We also have a play therapy room at our premises near Finsbury Park and children are able to attend for counselling there.
Young people may also be seen in their school or college, or at our premises.
The service is free and offered to any bereaved child in Islington regardless of disability, gender, race or religion.
support for bereaved young people in Islington
Our counselling service for young people aged 12 to 20 is called The Basement. If you are aged 12 to 20 and struggling with loss, please contact us on 020 7281 5200, or ask Chrystelle or Laura to call and make an appointment for you.
Sponsor a bereaved child
Rucksack and The Basement offer support to bereaved children and young people in Islington free of charge. Can you help us by sponsoring one of our clients? All sponsors receive a gift certificate and thank you ribbon as well as a quarterly newsletter throughout the duration of the sponsorship period. Sponsorship would make an ideal gift. It is also possible to pay the cost of an initial assessment session for a child which will allow us to send one of our Senior Counsellors to meet a child for the first time in their school.
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Choose the gift you would like to give and click the "add to cart" button - your payment will be processed by paypal and you will receive your certificate as soon as we receive notification of the gift.
What to do if you would like us to support your childIt can be hard to decide when to ask for help – not all children need therapeutic help when they are bereaved. However, if you are worried about how your child is coping with grief after the death of someone close, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The first thing to do is ring Lydia on 020 7281 5200 to arrange an initial appointment. At that appointment we’ll talk about how your child is, and whether rucksack can help, and make suggestions if there is somewhere offering more appropriate help.
We think it is much better if the child is referred by their parent or guardian rather than an outside agency. The child’s main problem must be to do with bereavement.
DownloadsIf you find it difficult to download these PDFs you can install the necessary software by clicking here: adobe reader
Directory of Services for Bereaved ChildrenClick on this icon to see details of the rucksack therapeutic programme
Directory of Services for Bereaved ChildrenThis PDF may take some time to download as our directory is a big document. If you would prefer to receive a copy of the directory in the post, don't hesitate to contact us.
These links might also be useful:
child bereavement uk
the child bereavement network
Royal Society of Psychiatrists
Phone us on 020 7281 5200 if you would like to read our books too.
We take our responsibility to safeguard children very seriously. Please click on the PDFs to read our policies:
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