Helping children and young people

Help, advice and useful information for families of someone with a terminal illness, including supporting a child or young person when someone is dying and telling a child about someone’s terminal diagnosis.

Supporting a child when someone is dying
Even young children can pick up on how people are feeling and changes in routine, but there are ways you can help them cope when a loved one is dying.
Telling a child a loved one is dying
It can be really difficult to tell your child a loved one is dying. Many children may experience the death of a grandparent while they’re young, or it may be that someone close to them has a terminal illness. Whatever the situation, we’re here to help.