Emotional wellbeing and bereavement support

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.

Our range of local and national Just ‘B’ services are delivered by a team of specially trained volunteers, staff and students from backgrounds such as counselling, health care, social work and education.

We’ve been offering emotional wellbeing, counselling and bereavement support to communities across the region for more than 10 years, and more recently has stepped up to provide support nationally.

Our support relies on the generous support of the community to continue providing our services, and we make no charge for the support that we offer to our clients.

Just ‘B’ is a trauma-informed organisation. This means we recognise the impact trauma exposure can have on an individual, group or community. Trauma-informed practice aims to increase our awareness of how trauma impacts those we support, and their ability to feel safe and develop trusting relationships when they access our support.

We recognise and support each person as an individual with unique journeys, experiences and needs, and are passionate about ensuring everyone can access support that is personalised and responsive to their individual needs, regardless of their age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or social circumstances, and without discrimination.

Read about our family of services’ 2024-27 strategy.

Safeguarding statement


At North Yorkshire Hospice Care

We believe that –


  • Children, young people and adults should never experience abuse of any kind.


  • Every member of our organisation has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all who encounter our services.

We aim –

  • To keep people safe and to operate our services in a way that protects them.


  • To make reporting concerns as easy as possible and respond quickly


  • To listen to all worries and work in partnership with individuals and agencies.


All our staff and volunteers receive annual training on both adults and children/young peoples safeguarding.

To view our safeguarding policies, click the links below:

Please contact safeguarding@herriothh.org.uk for more information.