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Bereavement Support

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. They support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. They offer free, confidential bereavement support for individuals, couples, children, young people, and families, by telephone, video or instant messenger, wherever you live in the UK.


Telephone Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

Simon Says - Bereavement Support for Hampshire's Children and Young People

Simon Says supports Hampshire's children and young people, up to the age of 18 years, who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying. Simon Says aims to offer information and advice, runs a telephone support line, hosts monthly age appropriate support groups, and offers the opportunity to meet other families who have also been bereaved.


Telephone Support Line: 023 8064 7550


Navigating Children's Grief: How to Help Following a Death

Winstons Wish - Helping children, teenagers and young adults through grief

Winston’s Wish is a charity that helps children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 25) find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.

Through information, on-demand services, bereavement support and counselling, Winstons Wish aims to support young people across the UK to understand their feelings, process their grief and find ways to move forward with hope for a brighter future. They also help the adults who are caring for young grieving people including parents, school staff and healthcare professionals.

Their website offers a range of information, tailored to Young People, Parents or Carers, Schools, and Professionals.


Telephone (8am-8pm, Monday-Friday): 08088 020 021


Childhood Bereavement Network

The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a specialist membership organisation, working together to support bereaved children and young people. CBN focuses predominantly on helping those who are supporting bereaved children and young people.



Grief Encounter - Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

Grief Encounter's mission is to give every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close. They work closely with individuals, families, schools and professionals to offer a way through the anxiety, fear and isolation so often caused by grief. Grief Encounter's services include one-to-one counselling, group workshops, music, art and drama therapy, and more.


Telephone Helpline (9am-9pm, Monday-Friday): 0808 802 0111


Podcast: Helping Children Smile Again with Amanda Seyderhelm

Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill-equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Smile Again offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents through interviews with experts in the fields of education, healthcare and parenting.

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