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Grief or Loss

Mental Health


Grief or Loss

A loss or bereavement can be hard for young people to comprehend, particularly when the loss was unexpected or it was someone they had a close relationship with. On this pathway our counsellor will offer the young person the space and support needed to process their loss and accept the lasting impact it will have on their life. They will support the child to envisage a happy future, despite their loss. This should empower the child to feel more able to cope with their loss, resulting in an improvement in mood, energy levels and ability to regulate emotions.

Length of treatment
8 sessions delivered weekly.

Clinical Prerequisites
None required

Referral Criteria

  • If the child is struggling with overcoming the loss of a loved one (more than 6 weeks after the death).
  • If a loved one died in traumatic circumstances.
  • If the child has suffered a loss of another kind, for example sudden family breakdown, sudden lost contact with a parent.

What we will work on

  • Giving the pupil space to process the loss.
  • Enabling the pupil to accept what will change because of the loss.
  • Enabling the pupil to envisage their future without the loved one.

What we want to accomplish

  • Lower anxiety levels as measured on RCAD.
  • Improved mood and energy levels.
  • More able to understand and regulate emotions.
  • Able to accept the loss and envisage their future self.

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