Has someone died?
Has someone you know died?
Bereavement Advice for children and young
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
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:
Child Bereavement UK
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.
There is a national helpline you can use from Cruse 0808 808
Winstons Wish is a charity for bereaved children
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
CHUMS Bereavement Service
Offer support in a variety of ways to children, young people and
their families across Luton and Bedfordshire