Children & Young People
** We continue to offer bereavement support during the Coronavirus lock down. For details visit Service details January 2021 **
Hi. You may be looking at this site because someone is very ill who you are close to or because they have already died. Our service is very new and at the moment we are only able to meet families after a bereavement. If this is not your situation keep reading because we may still be able to help via this website and through a telephone conversation. That could make a lot of difference right now.
You may be feeling a rollercoaster of different emotions – anger, sadness, guilt, relief, shock. This is normal and can be very hard to deal with especially if you cannot find the support you need. Sometimes you feel you have to protect your family from the strong feelings you are experiencing because they are also struggling. This can be very lonely and make it much harder to cope. We are here to listen. We have spoken to a lot of young people coping with a bereavement. You may not know anyone else in your situation but we do.
What we can offer
- Telephone support
- Peer groups where you can meet other people around your age coping with bereavement.
Give us a call and see if you think we might be able to be useful to you.
Our service is free and confidential.
- Web-based resources
- www.winstonswish.org has a forum for young people and other good online facilities
- www.hopeagain.org.uk is another place to make contact with people your age facing or living with bereavement.
- Visit our Useful Links page for further websites
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