Entries by Nelson's Journey

Vacancy: Can you provide therapeutic support for Norfolk’s bereaved children & young people?

VACANCY: Child Bereavement Support Worker CLOSING DATE: 23:59, SUNDAY 30 JUNE Location: Little Plumstead, Norfolk (including outreach working) Contract: £24,000 Fulltime (37hrs per week) Part-time may be considered for an exceptional candidate; permanent contract Can you make a positive difference by supporting children and young people in Norfolk through their most difficult times? Nelson’s Journey […]

Could you be a Trustee and help us to support Norfolk’s bereaved children & young people?

VACANCY: Trustee Norfolk’s leading child bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey, is looking to recruit new Trustees to add to the Board’s knowledge and skills in support of the charity’s objectives. Recent years have seen an increase in demand for the charity’s support and need to grow the charity’s resources. The successful applicant will join a Board […]

Managing Missed Milestone Moments

Coping with the absence of significant people in your life is difficult enough, but when important milestone moments take place, this can be even more challenging and emotionally difficult. For children and young people, August and September can be huge milestone months, especially for those who are waiting for A-Level and GCSE results, or for […]

Supporting a Bereaved Child at School

Teachers and support staff play a crucial role in supporting bereaved children and young people as they spend a significant amount of time with them. It can be a very challenging experience for them to return to school when a significant person in their life has died, so it’s vital they received the appropriate support […]


Whilst many people will be celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday 19th March, there will be many bereaved children and young people in Norfolk who will find the day extremely difficult. They will be missing their mum, or the person who they’ve looked up to as their mother figure, some for the first time. The build […]

The Queen’s Funeral: Preparing Children and Young People

The Queen’s Funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September, 11am. Many families will be given time off school and work to observe the Day of National Mourning, and watch the funeral on the television.   Some children may benefit from talking to their families and carers in advance of the funeral, […]

Talking to children about the death of the Queen

Nelson’s Journey is saddened by the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with The Royal Family. The death of the Queen affects children as well as adults. Nelson’s Journey is encouraging families and communities to talk to their children and young people about how the news may be affecting them, and to open […]

Nelson’s Journey welcomes the support of Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Child Bereavement Support Team working with Dr Ian Newey Nelson’s Journey is delighted to announce that our Child Bereavement Support Team is being supported by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ian Newey. Ian is working with our Support Workers to help them further develop their practice with bereaved children, including through the provision of supervision support […]