Everyone experiences loss and breavement differently and copes in their own way. Feeling sad, scared, shocked, angry, or even feeling nothing at all are normal emotions; there is no right way to feel. Sometimes, speaking to a professional about how you’re feeling could help. Within this section you’ll find information, advice and guidance to help support you at this very difficult time.
Information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak.
When someone dies, there’s no right or wrong way to feel. Everyone experiences loss or bereavement differently. But you don’t have to cope on your own. We’re always here for you.
Is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, YoungMinds can help you find support.
They support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement.
Mel Maxwell’s comforting book helps children deal with their grief after the loss of a loved one.
Kooth is a FREE, safe anonymous online counselling and support service for children and young people. Kooth can offer confidential 1 to 1 online counselling, self help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people.
Noah’s Ark Centre offers a safe and confidential space to talk freely and openly to someone who is not a family member or a friend.
Rainbows is a structured programme for children who are experiencing loss such as death or divorce in their family. The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting with adult facilitators and materials, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.
If you have experienced persistant or overwhelming feelings of unhappiness, and you have tried other emotional health and wellbeing/mental health strategies and services which haven’t worked for you, you may need to consult First Point of Contact to make a referral into Open Minds (CAMHS) who provide FREE specialist mental health support for children and young people.
The WY&H HCP Grief and Loss Service offers FREE information and advice to anyone struggling with feelings of loss, whether as a result of bereavement or other loss such as loss of a way of life, normal contact opportunities, social and work interactions.
Childline offers FREE confidential support over the telephone or online with a 1-1 councillor. No problem is too big or small.
Samaritans offer a FREE safe space for you to talk any time you like in your own way about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.