Need to talk?
Help us speak to young people about life’s challenges
We are seeking volunteers with great listening and questioning skills to be part of a new initiative that helps young people talk about life’s challenges.
Life’s Questions is a hospice led initiative that gives young people the opportunity to talk openly and honestly about dying, death and bereavement within a school or community setting. It is hoped that having these difficult conversations at an early age will improve a young person’s resilience and understanding now and in the future.
Lisa Patterson, Hospice’s education lead said:
“Life’s Questions is about getting young people to recognise that everyone is different and that everyone copes with things in different ways. The sessions are non-judgemental and we talk about different kinds of loss, not just death, but perhaps people moving away or families splitting up.”
“If you are outgoing and confident with various age groups, have good questioning and listening skills and have a non-judgemental approach to young people and teenage viewpoints, then we would really like to hear from you.”
All volunteers will undergo training after successfully completing pre-volunteering checks including a DBS check at an enhanced level.
If you are interested in being part of this exciting new initiative, then please contact Lisa Patterson, Hospice’s education lead, by emailing: Lisa.Patterson@stnh.org.uk or telephoning: 01284 715596.