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COVID-19 Update - January 2021

Following the worsening situation with Covid-19 cases locally and the new period of lockdown, Slide Away has suspended all face-to-face services with immediate effect.  Slide Away is continually reviewing the situation as the government updates its rules and guidance and will recommence as soon as it is possible to do so safely.  Find out more...

Slide Away’s Vision

Our vision is for all children in Kent to have access to a bereavement support service, which acknowledges their grief and experience of loss following the death of a close relative or friend.

Slide Away offers a bereavement support service to children and young people in West Kent...

Slide Away offers support to children and young people in West Kent who have been bereaved of a family member or friend.  We also support children and young people who have a parent or sibling with a life limiting illness.  

Abigail's Footsteps

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Slide Away is working with Abigail's Footsteps to ensure that there is support for siblings who are affected by a stillbirth or neonatal death. Abigail's Footsteps will fund places at one of Slide Away's two-day workshops for children in West Kent.


Slide Away is looking for volunteers/workshop assistants to work with us at our therapeutic workshops and will soon be planning its workshops and memroy days for the next academic year.  Volunteers may be expected to support three or four, from 8.30am to 3.30pm on a Tuesday and from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesday. You will also need to be available for a clinical supervision session, usually held on the Tuesday evening following the workshop. Ideally, you will have an educational background or have worked with children in the past, but all applications will be considered and are subject to a full DBS disclosure. If you would like further details about working with Slide Away, please email Sharon Clancey at

We are also looking for volunteers to arrange fundraising events for Slide Away, such as quiz nights.  If you would be interested in helping, please contact Sharon, details above.

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2-day Workshops

For children and young people who have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.

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Memory Days

For children and young people who have been bereaved of another family member or friend.

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Pre-bereavement support

For children and young people who are living with a family member who has a life limiting illness.