The tragic loss of Joshua Hall was felt across the district, especially in the Cam community. And as we continue to keep Josh’s family in our thoughts and prayers. Our youthwork team are working with the local police and schools to support young people through this difficult time.
We want to join the community in remembering Josh for the amazing young person he was, not what happened. So our team have been encouraging young people to share their memories of Josh and what he meant to them:
Leah, Community Youthworker for Cam says:
“In the week after the incident we opened up the Cam Youth Centre every weekday afternoon. Young people could come in and chat to the youthworkers about Josh and how they were feeling. We started a memory book and young people lit candles. Most of all we wanted them to feel that they had a safe space. Somewhere they could come and process what they were feeling. They have really valued this time telling us that they feel safe and comfortable in the centre when we are there.
Kathleen and her team have also been working closely with staff and students at Rednock school, helping them come to terms with the events offer safe spaces to talk”
Grief is hard and we recognise that the impacts of this event will be felt far and wide in the weeks and months to come.
So if you are a young person and have been affected by the incident and would like to talk to someone there are lots of ways to get in touch:
- Call The Door Line on 01453 705350 (5pm-7pm Mon-Fri)
- Send our team a webchat
- Come along to a youth club session (11-17yrs) Check Cam opening times
- Parents and young people can request a call from the team by completing this request a call form
- Or visit our meet the team page to contact your local youthworker direct on social media
Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.
In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed