Supporting children and young people

Whether you are a young person who is grieving or you are supporting a child or young person who has been bereaved, we're here to help. In this section, you’ll find advice, tips, and resources to help you or the person you care for cope with grief.

12 things young people have told us about grief
The death of a loved one is a huge thing to cope with - as a young person it may be the first time you have experienced loss. Here are some insights into grief from young people who’ve been through it.
How do I support a bereaved child?
Helping a child to cope with the loss of a loved one can be particularly difficult when you are dealing with your own grief. But there are things that you can do to support children through this difficult time.
How you can support young people with grief
Young people are already coping with many stresses, so dealing with a loved one's death can be particularly hard. We explain how you can support them.
Should children go to the funeral?
Advice about explaining the funeral to your child, talking about the burial or cremation, and how to support a child if they go to the funeral.
Support for young carers
If you're under 18 and care for someone, we have advice on who you can talk to, balancing care duties with your own life and your rights as a young carer.
Support for young people dealing with grief and bereavement
We have collated a range of resources - including videos, podcast, helplines and social media accounts - specifically to help young people dealing with grief.