Support for young people

IMPORTANT: We understand that everyday life is different at the moment due to COVID-19, but we would like to reassure everyone that we are here to provide the same service – just in a slightly different way.

We have adapted our Phoenix service through the use of technology – replacing face-to-face appointments with emails, video and telephone calls.

New referrals from families, carers, children and young people are still being taken, just the same as always. You can find out more about how to refer below.

Plus, to find out more about the hospice response to COVID-19, please click here.

Support for children and young people

Like adults, young people respond to bereavement in different ways. The experience can make them more vulnerable to health disorders, lower self-esteem, isolation and detachment. But with good support, children, young people and their families can overcome the disadvantages associated with bereavement.


Phoenix at St Giles offers a range of flexible interventions including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Family group support
  • Peer support group
  • Other peer and family support groups including activities such as boxing and crafts.

We also work in partnership with other organisations, offering advice, support and training to schools and professionals to enable them to support young people who have lost a loved one.

This means we can build a more resilient community where children experiencing bereavement will be supported, not just by St Giles but by the whole community.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you, please get in touch by email at  or 01543 434536

“Talking to someone you don’t know can really help. Eventually you realise that happiness can grow back and everything can be ok again.”

– Young person supported by Phoenix at St Giles