In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Keyham, our thoughts are with those bereaved of loved ones, the families and wider community at this confusing and painful time. Our charity is continuously working with the community and other agencies across the city to do all we can to support the children and families affected by this tragic event. We will keep you updated on what we are doing and be as responsive as we can be to ensure we can to help slowly build emotional safety for children, their parents and the wider community.
Updated 20/09/21 – September Offerings
We will continue to offer our helpline hours of 10am to 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is open to anyone wanting to talk about taking care for both themselves and their children after a traumatic event or bereavement. To access, please call 01752 424348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our professional clinicians will be at Keyham Green Places at 163 Renown Street on a selected day each week. Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for dates and timings. We will also have resources, books, bears, quilts and information for families to take away.
We are open to accept referrals for children and young people who have been bereaved. Referrals can come from parents, carers or professionals via the helpline or can be emailed to email@example.com. Please click the ‘Make a Referral’ button at the top of this page, to download a referral form.
Please get in touch, no worry is too big or small and we will do our best to help.
Help From Jeremiah's
Contact us via our helpline – 01752 424348. Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am until 2pm.
If you have experienced a bereavement, you are welcome to self-refer or ask a professional working with you to refer you to our service. Please complete this form (click here) and return it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need support completing this, please call us on our helpline and we will be happy to complete this with you.
Visit us at The Reassurance Hub at Keyham Green Places. Days and timings will be shared on our Facebook Page weekly.
Useful Websites and Helplines for Child Bereavement
There is lots of further support and information available through various organisations across the city. To find out more please visit the Plymouth Together Website or The Reassurance Hub at Keyham Green Places. This is open Monday to Friday from 11-4pm.
Winston’s Wish and Child Bereavement UK are both national charities who run helplines you can contact and have supportive resources on their websites, including information about explaining homicide to children and young people and supporting them. There is a book about supporting a child bereaved through murder or manslaughter called ‘Hope Beyond the Headlines’ which can be purchased here. For information in other languages, you can find free multilingual downloads to help communities in the wake of tragic events here.
Evidence shows that accessing support early can be helpful for both adults and children who have experienced trauma. Free support can be accessed via the Trauma Response Network, a national organisation set up to offer free EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy) – an evidenced based trauma therapy to people affected by mass trauma. To access this free support please click here. Instruction videos on traumatic stress relief techniques for children and families can also be found here.