When a child’s parent or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever. As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and full of fear and anxiety. Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and we help make sense of the hurt and confusion. Above all, we aim to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief.
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement, the Winston's Wish family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Are you worried about how bereavement is affecting your child? Young Minds is here to help and support you. We've put together information about bereavement, especially for parents and carers, with lots of links to organisations who can help. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, call the Parent’s Helpline.
Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. We also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Child Bereavement UK
Support & Information: 0800 02 888 40
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Their free national helpline provides confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Trained bereavement support workers are available to take calls 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday.
The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. We underpin our members’ work with essential support and representation: bringing them together across localities, disciplines and sectors to improve bereavement care for children. Collectively, we share a vision that all children and young people in the UK, together with their care givers, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives