- For: 0 – 18 year olds and their families who are affected by a life-limiting illness or bereaved of a family member or close relation.
- Referral Criteria: You can self-refer for the Pre and Post Bereavement service below. Contact us below to refer.
Jigsaw4u offer therapeutic one-to-one sessions, Early Support, Family meetings and Group work to children, young people and families who are affected by illness or are bereaved of a family member or loved one. Jigsaw4u can also be commissioned to deliver training to community partners or professionals providing expert advice and consultation.
Jigsaw4u’s Pre and Post Bereavement Service-Area
Operates across Merton, Sutton and Croydon
Quotes from our children and young people
“The support has helped me to see what I was feeling was normal, and by talking through it has helped me be more focused on work and feel better in terms of everyday.”Young person whose father died
“It was beneficial to take a break from day-to-day routines to reflect on my life. I was able to identify what triggers me and how to continue moving forward in my grief without worrying about the mass of other obligations I have. It validated my feelings and reduced the guilt I felt for having a different mind-set to my peers.”Young person whose mother died
“You are amazing. Thank you so much. It's as though a huge weight has been lifted. Not just for me but for my son too.”Parent whose mother is unwell
“It gave me time to open up. I looked forward to having time to myself and sharing how I was feeling. I've learnt that talking about my feelings helps me manage them better.”Young person whose friend died
“Jigsaw4u has helped me with my grief and has let me have the time to speak.”Young person whose Mother died
“I felt so much better after talking to you yesterday. Please could you also pass on my thanks to everyone there, you were all so kind, sensitive and welcoming. I know our boys will be safe with you all.”Parent whose partner is unwell
“Thanks for everything you did for me and the boys, they are doing so well at school and in life generally. Thanks again to you and your wonderful team of caring people you really did make a difference to my life and the boys.”Family who received pre bereavement support
“I found it really helped me to overcome some of my emotions and gave me strategies to cope with different things. I think talking really helps me with my emotions especially when I am listened to. When things are explained to me, things make a lot more sense, so that really helped.”Young person whose father died
“It helped with managing feelings because it made me feel more open to talk about it (mum's death) and it helped me feel quite confident when talking about it. I am grateful for the support and that it did make a big difference, and now I see and talk about things.”Young person whose mother died
“I know talking to others about my emotions is hard for me, but I feel like this support made it easier. I feel like this support has benefited me and how I cope with loss, thank you!”Young person whose grandmother died
“It was an amazing feeling because I was finally being listened to. I loved it, it has made me feel better and think better.”Young person whose sister died
“Thanks again from the bottom of my heart. Without you our journey could have been so very different.”Parent whose husband died
“I would like to thank you for all your help and for guiding us through this difficult stage of life. We are both truly grateful.”Parent whose wife had died
“Thank you very much for your help. She really seems to have gotten a lot out of your sessions especially today. You've made a world of difference. She's not at the end of the road but she's in a much better place.”Teacher of bereaved student
Stories from Jigsaw4u’s Bereavement service-users: Then and Now
Contact us about receiving support
Get help now!
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
- Samaritans: 116 123
- South London Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999
- Child Sexual Exploitation Helpline: 116 000
- Talk to Frank – Drug and Alcohol advice): 0300 123 6600
- PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide: Phone – 0800 68 4141 & Text: 07786 209697
- Merton MASH: 020 8545 4226
- Sutton Children’s First Contact Service (CFCS): 020 8770 6001
- Croydon Single Point of Contact (SPOC): 0208 255 2888
Out of hours: 0208 726 6400
- Wandsworth MASH and WSCP: 020 8871 6622
- Richmond and Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA): 020 8547 5008
- NHS Urgent Mental Health Support – 24/7 Crisis Lines: Merton, Sutton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth: 0800 028 8000
- Croydon: 0800 731 2864
- NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
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