Information For Young People

Suggestions on Coping with Bereavement – This webpage is written by young people who talk about what has helped them to cope. Why not read through their stories to see if anything might be helpful for you.

Coping When Someone Dies – People have different ways of coping with their grief. Here are some more ideas about what you might do to help you understand what has happened.

Sharing your feelings when someone dies – Help 2 Make Sense from the charity Winston’s Wish – this page is a place where you can find tips to help you cope with grief, ask questions or find out what other people are feeling and thinking.

Information for Parents/Carers

Helping you and your family cope with Bereavement – A webpage offering a range of ideas for supporting a child/young person when someone has died. ‘At a time when you may be experiencing your own grief at the death of a partner, child, other family member or friend, it can seem overwhelming to offer support to your child or children. Remember, you can only do your best.’

Rosie Crane Trust Bereavement Service – A charity supporting bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age. The Trust offers a 24 hour Listening Ear helpline with trained volunteer bereaved parents answering the phone to other bereaved parents who need someone to talk to.

Resources for Schools and Other Professionals

Supporting a Bereaved Child – Contained within these Schools and Professional pages are resources, ideas, hints and stories developed over the last few years by senior practitioners at Winston’s Wish with the help of young people.

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