Just ‘B’ is a specialist bereavement support and emotional wellbeing service helping children, young people and adults across the communities of North Yorkshire, as well as offering specialist support regionally and nationally.
Just ‘B’ is part of independent charity North Yorkshire Hospice Care, a family of services which includes Herriot Hospice Homecare and Saint Michael’s Hospice. Together we offer vital hospice care, emotional wellbeing and bereavement support.
We provide emotional wellbeing and bereavement support, free at the point of need, for children, young people and adults, as well as a range of helplines and specialist services.
Expert support services for children, young people and adults affected by any type of bereavement, including suicide, road traffic accident or terminal illness.
Many professionals and organisations come into contact with bereaved children, young people and adults. Just ‘B’ has a team who may be able to help you to support these individuals.
Just ‘B’ offers support to children, young people and adults who have been bereaved. We make no charge for our services and they are available to any child, young person or adult living in the Harrogate District, Hambleton or Richmondshire, who is experiencing bereavement.
Just ‘B’ provides emotional wellbeing support to primary and secondary schools in our area. This service aims to provide children and young people with a space to share, explore and develop an understanding of their lives and emotional responses.
At Just ‘B’, our emotional wellbeing and bereavement support is tailored to the individual needs of the children, young people and adults using our services. Here, members of our community share the ways Just ‘B’ offered the right support at the right time.
After the death of Rosie Williams’s beloved dad, Paul, in January 2020, the family were offered support from Just ‘B’ to help them manage their grief.
While many children and young people come to Just ‘B’ following a bereavement, our team are also here to support them if a parent or loved one is living with a terminal diagnosis.
When Leah Sagar’s stepdad took his own life last September, she felt she was “broken”. Here, Leah shares how support from Just ‘B’ helped her to find some peace and to “change her life”.
“My stepdad was pretty much my dad; he had been in my life since I was four. Even after he and my mum split up, he was still my dad, and as I got older, he was my go-to, and my inspiration.
“I really admired him – he was over 6”, tall and strong and he inspired me, He was really proud of me and my family and I was proud of him.
When Harry Gregg’s family were involved in a tragic accident on the farm where they lived, his mum Laura McCarthy felt that her young son needed extra support to help him cope with the trauma. Here, Laura shares how tailored support from Just ‘B’ helped.
“We had an awful accident on our farm, when a barn we were converting collapsed, with my son Harry, my partner and father-in-law inside.
“While Harry, then aged 4, and my partner escaped, sadly my father-in-law was killed.
“Harry was already traumatised by being inside the barn when it happened, and then we had to tell him that his beloved Gramps had died in the accident.
“Our family’s whole world was turned upside down. Harry’s trauma and grief from such a sudden loss needed careful consideration. I knew we needed professional support and when school suggested Just ‘B’ it seemed like the ideal solution.