Yo-Yo Project: Support for Children & Young People
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
- Music and art therapy
- 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
- Christmas party
- 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