Support for Children

Helping children and young people access the support they need when a significant adult in their life is seriously ill.

Our Unicorn Service  

The Unicorn Service aims to help children and young people to access the support they need to manage the impact on them when a significant adult in their lives is seriously ill or has died.

The service works with children and their families to help them to find ways to communicate and express emotions safely.

Research shows that children need to be involved in what is happening when an important person in their lives experiences life-threatening illness.

The service includes:

  • Individual assessment
  • Support for children and young people up to the age of 18
  • 1 to 1 support
  • Facilitate family discussions
  • Resource loan scheme
  • A confidential and non-judgemental approach

How do I Access Unicorn?

If you are interested in finding out more about Unicorn you should speak to your specialist nurse. 

Referrals for Unicorn bereavement support can also be made by parents/guardians and healthcare professionals such as Health and Social Care Workers, Teachers, GP’s, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.