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Yo-Yo is a community bereavement service for children and young people aged 4 to 18. The service is partly funded by Children in Need.

We offer a range of support options including:

  • 1 to 1 support
  • Counselling/art therapy
  • Group work:
    • Mini HUB (Help Understanding Bereavement) - a 5 week course for 7 -11 year olds, looking at bereavement, how it’s affected you and to meet with others in a similar situation
    • Outdoor activity days
    • Art gallery
    • Family meal
  • Memorial service
  • Workshops for parents and carers to understand the impact of loss and bereavement and how to support your child/young person

Our team also holds workshops for school staff several times a year, to share techniques and strategies to support bereaved children.

Pre-bereavement referrals are accepted when someone significant in a child/young person has a life-limiting illness. Bereavement referrals are accepted from 6 weeks after the death.

Professionals and parents can refer with the consent of the child/young person by completing one of the forms below. Young people can refer themselves if competent to do so.

Yo-Yo Seriously Ill Referral Form
Yo-Yo Bereavement Referral Form
Yo-Yo Referral Criteria

If you are a parent or professional and would like information please call us on 01245 457416 (no referral form required).

For more information on the Yo-Yo service please email yoyoproject@farleighhospice.org or call 01245 457416.

Additional information & resources

For a handbook of resources and additional information available to download please click here.