Summer Holiday 2016
Crocus Group will be running a very reduced service through the school summer break. We will respond to messages as soon as possible on our return to the office. If you are in need of immediate support, here are some contact details for you:
Samaritans: Phone 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winston's Wish helpline (for bereaved children and families): 08452 03 04 05
Cruse Bereavement Care: 0845 600 2227 (helpline hours are on the website crusescotland.org.uk)
Crocus Child Bereavement Support Service
Why we are here.....
The death of a close friend or relative is a time of great sadness for a family.
For children this can be a confusing and distressing time. There may be unanswered questions about what has happened and the grief of other family members may cause added stress making it hard for the child to talk about their feelings.
We are here to help and support a bereaved child.
Our service is non-deniminational and our volunteering team includes professionals from a variety of backgrounds, all with a passion for supporting bereaved young people.
Who are we?
The Crocus Group began in November 1995 with a special Service of Remembering at Raigmore Hospital Chapel.
A number of parents also attended a meeting in January 1996 where they shared the experience of having lost a child. For many of those it was a relief to know that others felt the same as they did.
In 1999 the Crocus Child Bereavement Group was formed by professionals who identified that there was little support available for bereaved children in the Highlands. Through supporting the child, benefits can be felt by the whole family.
The Group was formed to provide emotional support through peer group sessions for bereaved children. Crocus supports and empowers young people to manage their own grief rather than using a counselling approach.