Suicide Bereavement Support for Children and Young People – NHS NEW Devon CCG Tender Closes 17th December

NHS South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group & NHS Northern Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group would like to commission a provider (or a collaborative partnership of more than one provider) to deliver suicide bereavement support for Children and Young People (CYP) within the Northern Devon locality only.

The funding is available on a non-recurrent basis in the 2018/19 financial year. The provider will need to demonstrate sustainability after this funding. The CCG will consider a “test for change”. Please note that this is non-recurrent grant funding available within 2018/19 only.

Bereavement support is an important aspect of prevention and early intervention for children and young people as it is estimated that 1 in 4 suicides had been bereaved. Bereavement by suicide is a specific risk factor for suicide attempt among young people, whether related to the deceased or not.

The aim of this project is to enable children and young people who have been bereaved by suicide to improve their resilience, functioning and wellbeing. The service should also look to support those CYPs who may not be directly bereaved; however, they may have witnessed a suicide, or are aware of a suicide.

Specific Aims:
– Support children and young people in developing coping strategies
– Enable children and young people to understand their grief and/or emotional response
– Promote resilience
– Meaningful evaluation demonstrating outcomes

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