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Has someone died?

Has someone you know died?

feeling sad and confused

Bereavement Advice for children and young people

If you know someone who has recently died who is important to you, there is help out there for you. It can feel very lonely. The feelings we have about this are called ‘grief’ and every one experiences it differently. It can include shock, anger, numbness, guilt and much more. Feeling numb, or having no feelings at all is common as you cope with the death of someone.

Many people feel they can’t go on with day to day life and people get behind with school work, drop out of clubs or activities because it is all too much.

If someone in your family has died this can mean a lot of change in the family and will mean other people are also grieving. It’s good to remember that we all experience grief differently there is no right way to be sad about a death. Supporting each other is important.

The main thing to remember is that you are not alone and there are people out there who will want to help and some who have experienced what you are experiencing.

Some people find it really helpful to talk to friends, teachers or other adults that are trusted. Talking really does help.

You can get help from your GP and they will be able to help you find a local agency to talk to if you want that.

Some of the local organisations you can use are:

 

 

National helplines:

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK website

If someone important to you has just died, or you have just found out they are very seriously ill, you are not alone and you can get help and support. If you need to talk to someone please call 01494 568900 – your call will be confidential.


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Cruse Bereavement website

There is a national helpline you can use from Cruse 0808 808 1677

 

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Winstons Wish is a charity for bereaved children   http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/

Many people ask how long will I feel like this, well it is different for all and feelings come and go. Be patient with yourself and remember you are still able to laugh and have fun this doesn’t mean that you have forgotten the person or they mean less to you.

 

Local agency

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CHUMS Bereavement Service website

Offer support in a variety of ways to children, young people and their families across Luton and Bedfordshire

01525863924

 

 
 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website