A CHARITY hosted an art exhibition featuring the work of young people who have received their support from them.

The young artists created the work during their counselling and group sessions at Farleigh Hospice, designed to support those who are facing the loss of someone special.

The artists, their friends and families were invited to a special launch of the exhibition in Chelmsford which showcases their work.

Hospice spokesman Mark Cobbin, Farleigh Hospice’s Manager for Family Support and Bereavement said: “This project helps to bring families together and enables children and young people to showcase their deeply meaningful and sensitive pieces of work.

“The artwork they create is designed to help them express their feelings and emotions, and each year I am always amazed by their talent, creativity and emotional energy.

“This is a really special project to be involved in and all the artists should be really proud of themselves.”

The ‘Yo-Yo Project’ is open to any child or young person in the mid Essex community who is facing the loss of someone special or who is bereaved.

Most of the support is offered during one-to-one sessions, with a skilled team of therapists.

The team also run groups and family gatherings during the year, offering parents, carers and children to meet with others in a similar situation.

Support is also offered to parents and carers through groups or individual support facilitated by the adult bereavement team.

For more information about the Yo-Yo Project visit: farleighhospice.org