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Support for Children Who Have Been Bereaved

If someone important to you has died, you may find some of the links below helpful to support you.

At the link above you will find Cruse Bereavement resources on:

  • Should Children go to funerals
  • What Children understand about death
  • Complicated Grief in Children
  • Signs of Grief in a Child
  • Helping Teenagers cope with death
  • Talking to a Child about the death of a Grandparent


Bereavement Booklets

Healing Hearts – Child and Young Person Bereavement Support.


Barnardo’s Child Bereavement Service currently provides specialist bereavement care for children, young people and their parents/carers. The service caters for children from the age of 4-18years.


Cancer Fund for Children is for children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer. They offer support to families in their home, in the community, on the hospital ward and at Daisy Lodge.


Fresh Minds Education Bereavement Support supporting Children Young People and their Families.


Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Supporting children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.


Winston’s Wish offer on-demand services, bereavement support and counselling, support for young people across the UK to understand their feelings, process their grief and find ways to move forward with hope for a brighter future. They also help adults who are caring for young grieving people including parents, school staff and healthcare professionals.



Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bags. Free of charge for bereaved siblings living in the UK and Ireland, aged 3-16 and for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 3-25.


Supporting Children and young people who have been bereaved.


Bereavement guides for Adults, Children and Professionals.



Referral Pathways

For children and young people see more information on Referral Pathways | Bereaved (