Help for grieving teenager

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Nocleverusername Sun 22-Jun-14 22:44:54

My 16 yr old DS lost his very much adored grand mother (my mother) very suddenly last summer then his best friend was killed 3 months later in a freak accident. He's simply devastated he was crying yesterday he said it just suddenly hits him like an enormous engulfing wave. He would like some bereavement counselling, he's seen the counsellor at school and she's helped him sort out his plans for the 6th form which were thrown in disarray by what happened but he felt didn't really address his grief.
I know about Seesaw, but we literally live 200 yards from the Oxfordshire boarder I will contact them but Im wondering if anyone knows of other organisations who might help. I emailed our local Cruise office but they didn't even reply. We live in Gloucestershire but as I said 200 yards from the Oxfordshire boarder and 300 yards from the a Wilts boarder!
Thanks.

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Purplewithred Sun 22-Jun-14 22:46:49

Can your GP help?

Nocleverusername Sun 22-Jun-14 22:52:52

It's complicated he's at boarding school so registered with the schools GP he's home for two months in a fortnight so it would be easier if he saw someone near our home. I did speak to the school nurses a few months ago when he was particularly low and they couldn't recommend someone only the school counsellor. There is a teenage bereavement organisation the school uses but from my home it's 130 miles away I would like him to see someone if possible over the holidays.

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Youdontneedacriminallawyer Sun 22-Jun-14 22:56:05

My DDs teenage boyfriend died very suddenly a couple of years ago. It took ages to find some counselling for her - it all seems to be aimed at very small kids.

Eventually I got her six 1hour sessions with Relate, which seemed to help her a lot. We had to travel to next town for them though.

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Sun 22-Jun-14 22:57:08

I'm in North Wilts - we had to go to Chippenham. Is that too far for you?

Nocleverusername Sun 22-Jun-14 23:02:39

Chippenham is a good 50 minute probably more like an hour drive for us but there might be a Relate closer many thanks for the suggestion I will try them. Our nearest Cruise office is 35+ miles away obviously Seesaw would be best if only I could move my house over by 200 yards!

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Ozne Fri 27-Jun-14 22:12:32

Winston's Wish may be able to help you find something, or to support you in helping him through.

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Fri 27-Jun-14 22:56:43

Cruse where we are don't do teenagers, and Winstons Wish only deal with small kids. It's REALLY hard to find counselling for teens.

PuddingandPie1 Tue 01-Jul-14 11:11:14

I agree that it seems to be almost impossible to find counselling for young people. When I was working in Further Education we needed bereavement support several times a year and in the end we arranged our provision. Waiting for 3rd parties go do anything was always a nightmare.

wildernessagogo Thu 03-Jul-14 07:13:24

Try child bereavement.org.uk or facing bereavement.co.uk

Both have specific guidance for teens.

All the best.

MissMarplesBloomers Fri 04-Jul-14 00:41:06

RELATE are doing all types of family counselling now, ring 0300 100 1234 for local details.

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