Give us a break!

Who we are: 

Give us a break! is a bereavement and loss programme that is overseen by Psychological Services within South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources. It was originally developed by a partnership between Psychological Services, NHS Lanarkshire and MacMillan Cancer. There was a perceived need for a group-based programme for children and young people who were experiencing loos and grief that had a strong focus on strengths and an underpinning solution-focused philosophy. Our research has provided evidence that Give us break! positively impacts on young people in terms of the factors which contribute to their resilience.

What we offer: 

We offer an eight-week solution-focused, small group work programme for young people aged 10-14. Groups are always delivered by two trained facilitators in primary schools; secondary schools and in community-based settings. We can offer training for those wishing to become facilitators. We have worked with statutory bodies and third sector partners across Scotland in the delivery of this training. Please contact us if you are interested in accessing our highly regarded training.

We have information leaflets about the programme for young people and parents/carers and posters for display in partner agencies.
We are also currently developing a programme for young people with additional support needs.

How to contact us: 

Tel: 01698 455800
Email: [email protected]