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Child Bereavement Service at St John's Hospice

The death of someone close can be devastating for anyone, but children and young people may find it particularly difficult to understand and cope with. Often children and young people need extra support after a bereavement. Parents and professionals can also benefit from advice and guidance on how to best to help. If you are working with a child or young person experiencing grief, the Child Bereavement Service at St John’s Hospice may be able to help.

The Child Bereavement Service is a free service provided by a specialist social work team with a long track record of providing practical and emotional support to individuals and families before and after a bereavement. We offer:

  • An assessment of the child or young persons, allowing an individually tailored service, which meets the needs of the child or young person and their family and carers
  • Sessions for children or young people, either individually or in groups. We are able to see children and young people in their homes, at their school or in the family room at the hospice (in whichever venue is best)
  • A young people's bereavement group, which meets once a month on Tuesday evenings.
  • Support to the families and carers of bereaved children
  • Advice and guidance for those working with bereaved children, for example teachers and health care professionals
  • Training on bereavement and loss where requested for organisations and professionals working with children

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sagarasila Krohn
Contact Position
Child Bereavement Social Worker
 020 7078 3840

Where to go

St John's Hospice
Grove End Road
St John's Wood

We have a children's room and counselling room for meeting with people at the hospice. The hospice is just a few minutes walk from St John’s Wood underground station (Jubilee Line). We are also able to organise home visits if required.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
All our services are free of charge.


Referral required
Referral Details

Children, young people, parents and guardians
We are always happy to speak to anyone interested in the Child Bereavement Service – please call Sagarasila Krohn on 020 7078 3840 or email for more information.

Professionals can refer children and young people in writing using our referral form attached. Please email referrals to our secure email address:

Last Updated 27/12/2021

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