The Helen North fund was established in 2018 in memory of Helen North, who died of cancer in December 2017, aged 46. This fund provides 1:1 Educational Psychotherapy for children and young people who have experienced the bereavement of a close family member.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079575)
The bereavement of a close family member has a profound effect on a child. It can affect every area of their life: their mental health; their prospects at school; their relationships with peers; their understanding of the world and their feelings of security and safety. The death of a parent has vast and long-lasting impact on the educational attainment of a child and significantly lowers the probability of them completing all educational levels.
Educational Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for the child to have space and time to explore their loss, to take part in specially designed activities such as story telling, drawing and playing to help them make sense of their changed world. Educational Psychotherapy helps to significantly reduce barriers that prevent the child learning. It helps to create a wider support network around the young person which includes the school and carers/parents.
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