Bereaved children and young people
Children and young people aged 4 to 18 who are finding it difficult to adjust to their loss and who live in the High Peak area are welcome to make use of services at Blythe House offered by our “Back on Track” project.
The aim of the project is to offer counselling or play therapy either on an individual basis or in a group. Children and young people usually work with their counsellor or play therapist for an hour a week over a period of time. This is a chance for them to express their feelings, sometimes through talking but more often through play or creative activities. We have a therapy room that has been specially adapted and filled with toys, games, craft materials and other resources that children can use to express themselves and work through their issues.
This project is funded by Children in Need. The vision of Children in Need is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure and which allows them the chance to reach their potential. Consistent with their aims, we make a difference to our young clients in three main areas.
- They will have less emotional and psychological distress.
- They will be more able to cope with changes in circumstances.
- They will have greater self-esteem and wellbeing.