This page will introduce you to Slide Away - please follow the links to find out more.
What do we do?
We offer three day Slide Away workshops. Day one is for parents and carers and days two and three are for young people.
We hold further one day themed therapeutic workshops , for example art, drama, music, creative writing and outdoor pursuits.
We give young people the opportunity to meet up with their group again.
We ask young people to give us feedback from their experience of Slide Away.
We raise awareness in schools of how bereavement can affect a child or young person.
We hold an annual Advent Candle Event, where families can make Christmas decorations and light an advent candle in memory of their special person.
We have a Kite Flying Afternoon, at which the children make, decorate and fly their own kite in memory of their special person.
How do we work?
Slide Away works in partnership with schools in West Kent. Slide Away recognises that schools are caring environments and are well placed to recognise changes in a young person's behaviour following a bereavement. Young people can be referred to the charity by the School Bereavement Contact, who is an identified member of the school staff.