Stars were formed in 2006 by a paediatric nurse who recognised that bereaved children struggling to cope were not being offered counselling tailored to them, rather they were being referred to adult services which were not equipped to help the children effectively.
Stars created a service which was focused on the need of children to communicate in very different ways. Our counsellors are fully trained in play therapy, and most of the sessions are around creating keepsakes e.g. memory jars, memory boxes; or timelines tracking their positive and negative feelings over their lifespan. See attached appendices for visual interpretations.
The project brief was complex, due to the nature of the services they offer. The website design had to reflect the Stars’ brand guidelines, keeping the colours warm, inviting, and fresh, They needed a custom donation page integrated within the website using Paypal as the payment method. A database also needed to be created to record all donators and identify them through a specific code number. and an encryption algorithm had to be used to protect passwords for donators.
Stars had a bespoke custom referral form that needed converting from PDF and embedded onto the website with the mandatory information required by those filling the form in. This form then had to be sent to the Stars ’ team and an information page to appear when form successfully completed and sent. The website also had to be easy for administrators to easily edit and upload to the site with minimum IT input and the entire site had to be mobile friendly.