Support Groups for Young People

Support Groups for Young People

We are pleased to offer three drop-in support groups for young people, facilitated by a therapist and volunteers from the Psychological Therapies team.

For young people who are connected to a patient currently being cared for by the Hospice

This session is a monthly drop-in group for children and young people aged 5-16 years. Each session will be aimed at promoting connection and identification for attendees and will include age appropriate art activities and refreshments. Please express an interest in coming along via contact details below. Accompanying adults are required to stay on site in the café area during the session.

  • 18 July 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 15 August 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 12 August 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 10 October 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 21 November 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 19 December 2024, 2.30-3.30pm
  • 23 January 2025, 2.30-3.30pm

For young people who have lost a loved one who was cared for by St Peter's Hospice

There are two separate bereavement groups, one for children in primary school years 1-6 (ages 5-11) and one for young people in secondary school years 7-11 (ages 12-17). The groups will be facilitated by a therapist and two volunteers using creative approaches to allow a gentle and informal feel to session. The intention of each session will be to promote identification and support between young people within the context of a safe space.

The groups will run on the following dates (please arrive in the café area for a 4pm start):

Primary school years 1-6 (1hr session)

  • 10 July, 4pm-5pm

Support for primary-aged children will continue in a new format in the Autumn. This will be aimed towards parents and carers, and how to help them support children in grief.

Secondary school years 7-11 (1.5hr session)

  • 24 July, 4pm-5.30pm
  • 4 September, 4pm-5.30pm

The sessions

All of the above are stand alone sessions, so you can choose to attend just one session, or as many as you would like. They will take place at the Hospice in Brentry. The address is St Peter’s Hospice, Charlton Road, Bristol BS10 6NL.

Young people need to be able to attend the group without their accompanying adult, but adults are required to stay on site during the sessions. We will be providing a separate space with refreshments for anyone who would prefer a quieter space with one of our team.

Our coffee shop will also remain open until 4.30pm for refreshments.

How to join

Young people are welcome to turn up on the day, but we would also appreciate an idea of numbers in advance where possible. You can complete the form below or call 0117 915 9454, 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, please do leave a message.

Please check this page on the day of your visit in case of any cancellations.