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Parents & carers

Being there for your child and looking after yourself – before and after the death of a loved one.


Getting through one of the toughest things you’ll ever have to cope with.


Helping children to find the words which describe how you are really feeling.


Supporting professionals across all sectors who need to be there for grieving children and young people.


Part time Family Co-ordinator and Trainer wanted. 

Balloons, is looking to recruit a part time (0.6WTE) family co-ordinator and trainer to join the team based in Exeter. The new appointee would operate with the existing full time Family Co-ordinator to draw up the training programmes, deliver training to the volunteer grief support workers (GSWs), assess new referrals, allocate referrals and offer support and supervision to the GSWs as necessary.

Applications to be accompanied by current CV.

Short-listing and interviews for the post will take place in late February 2015, closing date for applications 23/02/15. 

Please contact Jo Overton-Pitts at admin@balloons-devon.org.uk for further details.


  • I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent

  • The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14

  • The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine becasue Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional