CHUMS Bereavement Service
We offer support in a variety of ways to children, young people and their families across Luton and Bedfordshire.
Children experience the pain of loss just as much as adults, although their reactions will depend on their age, maturity and understanding of events. Adults often try to protect children from the pain of the loss, perhaps feeling that they are too young to understand, or that talking about the loss will be too distressing. However, our experience in supporting families has shown that it can be more helpful to talk to children, whilst remembering the following:
Be age appropriate
Experience has shown us that children can gain a great deal from meeting others of their own age who have had similar experiences and, if given the chance to understand events and to express their own feelings, they can learn to adjust to their loss.
Who to contact
Where to go
Chums, Wrest Park Enterprise Centre
- MK45 4HS
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Last updated: 30/07/2021