Halo is a children’s foundation that supports children and their families with bereavement.
Our Mission Statement
To help provide support, information, guidance & hope to children of all ages and their families that are dealing with bereavement after the death of a loved one.
To provide families the support they need when someone dies, so they do not grieve alone.
We at HALO understand that every child is different and will respond to grief in different ways, therefore we provide a vast range of services for various needs, allowing children opportunities to express themselves. We hope to provide positive experiences and tools that equip families with ways to rebuild their lives and provide support so they do not grieve alone.
HALO is all about helping the children know it is ok to laugh and smile again and in different ways we offer encourgement to get through the sad days.
HALO can support children who are dealing with bereavement in many different ways. Our regular groups give an opportunity for parents and carers to meet with others, whilst children get involved in expressive arts and play and make friends with others maybe going through something similar. With a peer support group our families have a place to come to, so they do not have to grieve alone, in itself that can be a lifeline to many.
We have a child play therapist, a family support worker and other professionals at hand to help support families.
With funding and donations we aim to support our services at HALO for bereaved families and support the running of our bereavement playcafe, a place where children and families can come to access support when someone sadly dies, to create more of an understanding about death.
The money raised will also provide children with personalised memory boxes, a bereavement book library, offer school support and fund trips – for families to create new memories together, because losing a loved one especially a parent can cause a financial strain many may not have the opportunity to do this.
From our work to date we have seen many families rebuild their lives whilst being supported at HALO, we know that we sadly can’t change what has happened but we can support you along the way.
We at HALO aim to provide advice, information and hope to those dealing with the death of a loved one.
We hold a monthly group of expressive arts and play on a Saturday, where children can mix, play and develop in a safe and stimulating environment amoungst others going through similar loss and grief.
HALO aims to provide relief from the effects of bereavement to children up to 18 years old who have suffered the loss of someone close to them, this could include, a parent, grandparent, sibling or even a close friend who is now missing from their life.
The charity knows that it can never make up for the loss of a love one but it hopes to be able to help children smile again and hold on to memories they have.
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