Local children's bereavement charity offers support following Queen Elizabeth II's passing

By Jessica Durston - 9 September 2022

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Wiltshire Treehouse are reaching out to the community to pledge their support for children and young people at this time of mourning.

The charity, based at Westlea School in Swindon, are reminding members of the public that they are here to provide support at this difficult time for the country. 

Kath Brownlee, Service Director says: “Her Majesty’s lifetime of selfless commitment to the Commonwealth and the Society will be truly missed and our thoughts go out to her family and the nation at this time.”

“A public death can be unsettling and upsetting. We may not all have personally known or have met her, but feelings of grief at this time will be very real for so many.”

“Some children may also feel sad about someone close who has died or worry that someone they know might die. We want the public to know they are not alone. We are here to support children and young people affected by this incredibly sad news.”

The charity provide support for children who live or attend education in Swindon or Wiltshire and who have been affected by bereavement.

The team can offer advice for parents and carers, and guidance for schools and local community groups on how to best support their children.

They also provide therapeutic bereavement support programmes.

People can get in touch with Wiltshire Treehouse by contacting them on 07493 509750 or through the details on www.wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk

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