FiG holds two groups a year for young people aged between 13 – 19 years old. They are free to attend, and are open to all bereaved young people living in North Devon and the Torridge area.
What happens at these groups?
We understand that sometimes it’s quite hard to find words to express emotions that come with death and loss. We try to keep things very informal in our support groups.The idea is for you to meet other young people in the same situation as yourself.
The programme is called ‘Teens in Grief’ and it takes place over seven weekly sessions usually between 6:30pm – 8pm. The first session is always fun, and we do an activity like surfing to help you feel relaxed and get to know the other young people in the group.
In the following weeks we do creative and physical activities that help you to explore your feelings about the death of your parent, relative or friend. These activities include making a memory box, making a salt memory jar, climbing, playing games to help you understand grief and how to cope with difficult emotions. The last session takes place on the beach, where we say goodbye and make flaming boats.
How can I join the group?
If you are a bereaved teenager and you’re looking for support because someone close to you has died, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org