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Children and young people don’t always articulate their feelings verbally, so as a Hospice, we have a responsibility to help children to express themselves in whatever way is most appropriate to them.

Our Children’s Bereavement Team can help children and teenagers to make some sense of illness and loss using a range of activities and therapies.

As the team builds links within the local community, their counselling services will be available to children and young people who do not have a connection to St Cuthbert’s Hospice, as well as those connected to Hospice patients.

The Jigsaw Project

The Jigsaw Project at St Cuthbert’s Hospice is a counselling service especially for young adults and children who have experienced grief, loss and bereavement. This may be because of life-limiting illnesses and palliative care or unexpected or sudden death including suicide, road traffic accidents and murder.

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Further Information

Referrals to The Jigsaw Project can be made by self-referral, a parent or family member, school, primary health care team, mental health care teams or social workers.

Completed forms can be returned securely via email to

Make a Jigsaw Project Referral

Completed forms can be returned securely via email to

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