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Children and Young People

Parents and Professionals

Are you a parent or professional who is worried about a child/young person?

Experiencing a bereavement can be tough at any age, but as an adult trying to support a child it can make us feel slightly helpless.

The Dove Service offers a range of support to parents and professionals, including counselling for you or the child/young person, training on issues around bereavement and loss, informative workshops and group support.

How we can help

  • 1 to 1 Counselling
  • Peer Mentor Training
  • Group support for families and/or children & young people
  • Informative workshops for parents and/or children & young people
  • Training for professionals

How do I refer?

If you call our Head Office on 01782 683155 we will take some basic information from you regarding the child you are concerned about.

Our team of trained children and young people’s Counsellors will then make an appointment to do an assessment with the child or young person to determine what the best support would be at this time. Initial assessments may take place in school, in a Children’s Centre or in our Head Office.

We do ask that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied to their session by an appropriate adult, but will be given the choice whether or not to have that adult present during their counselling. The child/young person will be given that choice at each of their sessions, so they can always change their mind.

(NB. This process may vary slightly depending on area).

Please click on our referral wheel to see how we can help


Other referral routes

If your GP or your child’s school refers your child you may find that they contact CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) who may pass your child’s details on to our service for us to see them for Counselling. If this happens you will receive a letter from CAMHS informing you of this.

If you are a professional you may also be able to refer into us via Families Matter (as long as you match their criteria) or via the SPA Meetings

Out of area referrals

If you find that the child or young person you are concerned about is outside our referral areas counselling could be paid for at our standard fee per session. Please contact us on 01782 683155 for more information regarding this.


The Dove Service operates from a number of locations across the Midlands and North West.

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What our clients say

If your child or a child you referred has been a previous client of the Dove Service and you would like to make a comment for this section of the website please contact our Head Office on 01782 683155 or click on the 'Get in Touch' link near the bottom of this page.-

Contact us

For more information about any of the work we do with Children & Young People, or any of our projects, please do contact us at C&YPteam@thedoveservice.org.uk and one of our team will get back to you. or telephone us on 01782 683155.