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Windmills - Acute Bereavement Support for Children and Young People

24 hour service

Hi, we are Zara and Leeanne from Windmills, through many years working as Nurses within the NHS we are aware that services for Children & Young People who suffer acute bereavement within Staffordshire are sadly lacking. 

Windmills ethos is: To preserve and protect the physical, emotional and mental health of Children & Young People when someone significant in their life is dying, or has died, by providing bespoke, focused and supportive acute bereavement care.

Children and Young People are considered innocent with childhood idealised to be a perfect entity in today’s society. Many families and healthcare professionals alike, avoid direct inclusion and/or communication with Children and Young People throughout the dying/grieving process.

This may be, but not exclusively, due to resource failure, a lack of confidence in offering support, being physically and emotionally unable if the caregiver is also bereaved, or simply, not wanting to be the person who shatters the perceived innocence of the Child or Young Person. 

Windmills aims to help families and carers shoulder this burden and in the first instance actively advocate the inclusion of children/young people when someone significant in their life has received a terminal diagnosis/prognosis, the dying process and after the death has occurred. We also support them through or even deliver the breaking bad news conversations and plan a bespoke programme of support.

Absolutely anyone can refer into our service, whether you're a family member, Teacher, Healthcare Professional, Friend, Emergency Services...the list goes on. All that we ask is that the family/main care giver are informed of the referral so it won't be a surprise when we get in touch. Referrals can be made via the referral button the the website, via email windmills2019@gmail.com or via the phone numbers on our contact section.
We cover a 24hour period and our service is free. We are still providing face to face or remote sessions wearing full PPE.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Leeanne Clay & Zara Toussaint
Contact Position
Specialist Practitioners Acute Bereavement
Telephone
07472286571
07765568062
E-mail
windmills2019@gmail.com
Website
Windmills Website
Twitter
@windmillsstaffs
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/

Where to go

Address
Moorland House
123 Moorland Road
Burslem
Staffordshire
Postcode
ST6 1JD Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Absolutely anyone can refer into us, whether you are a family member, Teacher, Healthcare Professional, friend, Emergency Services...the list goes on. All that we ask is that the family/main caregiver are informed of the referral so it wont be a surprise when we get in touch.

Referrals can be made via the 'Referral' button on the website, via email windmills2019@gmail.com or via the phone numbers on our contact section.

DBS Checks

Have staff or volunteers been DBS (CRB) checked?
Yes
Additional Information

Enhanced DBS check with updated service.

Last updated: 12 Mar 2021
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