Children’s Bereavement Centre May 2021

by | 16 May 2021 | Children's Group, Local Charity, Retford, Worksop

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a local registered charity providing early intervention support for three to 18-year-olds experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal illness of someone they love. The centre is based in Newark, but its vital services and specialist support is available completely free of charge to the families that need it right across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
The charity strongly believes that specialist bereavement support should be as accessible as possible, so has rooms in a number of venues across Nottinghamshire. Being in the heart of the communities they serve ensures children and young people are able to get the support they need, when they need it.
The Crossing on Newcastle Street in Worksop is one of these venues and serves the whole of Bassetlaw. Situated centrally, it provides the perfect location to ensure local families can access the charity’s support locally and easily.
The Children’s Bereavement Centre have been operating from the venue for the past couple of years but in preparation for the venue’s reopening after the pandemic, they are delighted to announce they have a brand-new space there. Providing a quiet and calm environment for their clients and with a counsellor / support worker available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, the service offered from the Crossing will be a vital one for the local community.
The Worksop office is headed up by Clinical Co-ordinator Sarah Moakes. Sarah has a vast wealth of experience from working in the therapeutic field for around nine years and has worked for the Children’s Bereavement Centre for six of those. She works with both adults and children experiencing a wide range of challenges and concerns, using both a person-centred and cognitive behavioural approach, which is her core professional training. Sarah is a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and is also a MHFA Mental Health First Aider.
“I love working in the heart of the community and am passionate about all that the charity offers, whilst always putting the client at the centre of the support we provide,” Sarah said.
Sadly, every 22 minutes in the UK a child is bereaved of a parent, and no child should have to grieve alone. If you know a child or young people that is struggling due to the death or terminal illness of someone important in their lives or if you need some advice, please contact the charity via email to, call 01636 551739 or see