Supporting bereaved children and young people in the Highlands

The death of a close friend or relative is a time of great sadness for a family.  For children and young people this can be a confusing and distressing time.  There may be unanswered questions about what has happened and the grief of other family members may cause added stress making it hard for the child to talk about their feelings.  We are here to help and support a bereaved child or young person.

Crocus Group is a bereavement support service for children and young people living in the Highlands.  Our services are available free of charge to young people living with grief, regardless of their location or the cause of their bereavement.

The death of someone close to the child can be a time of great sadness, distress or confusion.  There may be unanswered questions about what has happened, and the grief of other family members can make it hard for the child to talk about their feelings.  Whilst many children and families will be able to manage their loss without targeted support, we are here to provide help and advice where it is needed.

Staff and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds contribute to the work of Crocus Group, all with a shared focus on the needs of young people as individuals within a family.

We aim to:

  • Help children and families to understand and express their grief
  • Provide the child with an opportunity to meet other bereaved children
  • Help children and families to find positive ways of remembering the person who died
  • Educate children, families and the wider community about grief
  • Help people to talk openly about death and bereavement
  • Help restore confidence and self-esteem

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