Support information

The death of someone in the family, whether sudden or expected, changes everything. Although supporting a bereaved child can seem daunting, grief is normal – and necessary – and needs to be expressed.  Here we give you some simple, straightforward and practical ways to support children and young people when someone important in their life has died.

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Parents and carers

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

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Young people

This section of the site is an adult-free zone! It has been designed just for young people like you, who know what it is like to have someone important to them die. Feel free to surf through the pages and try them all out. We hope you find it useful.

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Schools

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 some way. Developed by senior practitioners, with the help of young people, this section offers advice and guidance for people like you.

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Professionals

Members of the health professions, police officers, people within voluntary organisations for young people and many other professions come in to contact with bereaved children. These pages offer some pointers to help you help the young people you meet.

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