Resources

An insightful article recently published in the Telegraph, talking about experiences of childhood grief and what happens when this is unresolved.

Grief Encounter Website – lots of helpful resources and information, including a memory board for teenagers to post on, and an emotional first aid kid for children.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Talking to Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness

How to Help Children Deal with Loss

“Gone” – A short Newsround special, where children talk about the special people who they have lost, and how they cope with their grief.

“Abigail’s Rainbow” – a blog written by a mother who has faced the grief of losing her teenage daughter. There is also a link to purchase her book.

Lullaby Trust – Support for anyone bereaved by sudden infant death

Counselling Directory
Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you. If you’re in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.
Other organisations

Child Bereavement UK
Child bereavement means something unique to every grieving person. The death of a parent, brother or sister, the miscarriage or still birth of a baby, the loss of a child of any age, can plunge anyone into a devastating world of grief.

Cruse Scotland
Somewhere to turn to when someone dies. Death is a part of life, and grieving a natural process. Cruse is committed to breaking the stigma around grief and ensuring that everyone, no matter how old or young, can access the highest quality support following a bereavement. Not only does Cruse provide a telephone helpline and the useful information you will find on this website, but our trained volunteers provide face-to-face support and practical advice in branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are a young person, you might also want to visit RD4U, where you can find helpful information and an interactive messageboard to share your stories and support others in a similar situation.
Winstons Wish
A Charity for bereaved Children. Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. We offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. We believe that the right support at the right time can enable young people to live with their grief and rebuild positive futures.

Abigails Rainbow
Abigail’s Mum, Nicola, was born in Essex, a mother of two girls Abigail and Hannah she currently lives in Cyprus with Hannah. Since Abigail’s passing Nicola has been on an emotional rollercoaster and now just over five years since the worst day of her life she can finally see her life coming together again. Nicola has never thought of herself as a writer but when a friend suggested she write a book about her journey through grief she felt this might help others to know that when life seems unbearable it’s ok, they’re not alone and so her story began. Writing itself has been a horrendous ordeal at times but the focus was clear, this will help someone in need. Her book is the hand reaching into that dark depressing tunnel to know that someone is there for you; you don’t have to struggle alone.