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We support children and their families following the death of a parent or sibling.

Supporting a Child - Winston's Wish

Supporting a Bereaved Child

At a time when you are experiencing your own grief at the death of a partner, child, other family member or friend, it can seem overwhelming to offer support to your child or children. Winston’s Wish can support you and your family through this process.

  • Individual work
  • Group work
  • Under 5’s (C.U.B.S)
  • Teenagers
  • Drop-In
  • Helpline
  • Online Support

Freephone National Helpline

Our freephone national helpline is a lifeline for anyone supporting a grieving child. It is free and confidential to call our trained practitioners.

  • Tel: 08088 020 021
  • Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Specialist Support

We offer a whole host of face to face support services and are always working hard to extend the programmes we have on offer. Specialist work can be offered to all children and families bereaved of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling through homicide and military families who have been bereaved.

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Ask E-Mail Service

Do you need an answer to a question? Are you looking for more information? Here’s where you can ask anything by email and we will respond directly. Response time is up to 48 hours.

Email: Askmailbox@winstonswish.org.uk

Help 2 Make Sense - Young Person's Website - Winston's Wish

Young People

Help2MakeSense.org is our online tool for young people, where they can receive support, advice and hear from other young people.

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Support for Schools

As a teacher or member of staff within a school community, it is inevitable that you will work with children affected by death in one way or another. The immediacy and enormity of these experiences may vary, but in each situation, you have a genuine chance to positively affect a young life.

Publications & Resources - Winston's Wish

Publications & Resources

Our publications and resources are designed to offer practical help and support to bereaved children and their families and will be of interest to parents or other family members, carers, teachers, health practitioners, faith leaders, social workers and members of voluntary and statutory services. Each purchase helps Winston’s Wish to assist bereaved children and young people.

You can visit our shop to purchase publications and resources.

Drop-In - Winston's Wish


We provide a monthly Drop-In service across our three key regions (the South West, South East and North West) where young people and families, carers, professionals and anyone concerned about a bereaved child can come and meet our practitioners in a relaxed and informal environment.

Winston's Wish Training

Professional Training

We can offer professionals access to a range of training opportunities to support working with bereaved children and young people, sharing experience and knowledge and helping to increase confidence.

To enquire about our training, please email Cyndi at ctaylor@winstonswish.org.uk