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Nicky’s Way – support for children

When someone special dies, you might feel lonely, confused or isolated. We offer a programme of support for children and young people, called Nicky’s Way, where you can meet others in the same situation.

The group starts with a whole day on a Saturday. Then there are four after-school sessions and it finishes with another whole Saturday. It takes six weeks overall.

Information about Nicky’s Way


It starts at St Nicholas Hospice Care in Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds. Sometimes we go out to other places too.

Who can go?

Nicky’s Way is open to any child or young person who has been bereaved and lives in West Suffolk or Thetford.

What happens?

Hospice staff and trained volunteers run the group. You can meet other people of a similar age and in a similar situation and, if you want, you can talk to them about what has happened.

Things you could do at Nicky’s Way

  • Creative activities/making things
  • Ask an adult or a doctor questions
  • Throw things at an anger wall to get your feelings out
  • Remember the good times
  • Go for lunch somewhere nice
  • Go bowling
  • Do a treasure hunt

Information for adults

As an adult you can come along with your child although you will be in a separate group. You can meet other parents who have a child who is grieving so you can share information and feelings.

The main parent or carer for the young person who wants to attend must give their consent. Nicky’s Way is completely free. If you would like to come to Nicky’s Way or simply find out more about it, please contact us.

Phone: 01284 766133 email: write: St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QY

How to make a referral

If you would like to make a referral, please fill out our referral and assessment form, available to download here.