Services

Just 'B' Support SessionWhat is bereavement?

Bereavement is a normal and natural response to death and most people who experience it come through safely with the help of family and friends. But for some, who experience more complicated grief, they may need professional support. Bottled up, these emotions can have damaging psycological, emotional and physical consequences for individuals, their families and society as a whole.

How can Just ‘B’ help?

Just ‘B’ offers support to children, young people and adults who have been bereaved.  Services include:

  • Written and verbal information about pre and post bereavement
  • Telephone support
  • Face to face support
  • Group support
  • Remembrance services
  • Input from a psychologist where appropriate

How can I access Just ‘B’

We make no charge for our services and they are available to any child, young person or adult living in the Harrogate District who is experiencing bereavement.  Adults are welcome to contact us direct about using the service but we ask that children and

young people are referred by a parent, carer or worker involved in their care.

We work closely with our health and social care colleagues in the local community and we encourage you to discuss the option of bereavement support with them. These professionals can also make referrals to the service.

The suitability of referrals is assessed by our bereavement team on a case-by-case basis. Once your referral has been accepted, an assessment is carried out and the help offered is matched to your particular needs.

If you would like to talk to one of our team about how Just ‘B’ could help you and someone you know, please telephone (01423) 856 790.  We kindly ask health and  social care professionals to read the referral information contained in the Professionals section of this website before contacting us.

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