Coping with the loss of a loved one can be devastating but what if you are just a child?
During Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK, its been revealed that one in 29 children have lost a parent or sibling – that’s the equivalent of a child in every classroom.
The charity Stars in Cambridge, offers free counselling to young people up to the age of 25, who've lost family members.
Stars was founded 12 years ago by staff in critical care at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge.
It's run by a small team of volunteers and relies on donations to stay open.
Two hundred children are referred to the charity every year.
Lauren Bailey, who's 17, is being supported by Stars after losing her father to terminal cancer in February.
The councillors at Stars help children by encouraging them to express their emotions through creative play.
Pre and post bereavement counselling is offered in an environment that is comfortable for the young person, such as their school, work or in the charity's 'Den'.
But with demand for its service increasing, Stars says it needs more funding to make sure it can help all those who need it.
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