Supporting children and young people with loss, change and bereavement

Introduction

These are very unusual and uncertain times for everyone. Not only are we all having to adjust and cope with changes in our lives, but many of us are also having to deal with health anxieties in relation to ourselves or those we are close to. Additionally, some of us are experiencing the loss of close family members and friends. This document provides an overview of key information and recommended resources to help you support your children with loss, change and bereavement. Grief is unique to each person and every family, so adapt these suggestions as needed.

Key information to help you to support your child

  1. How to talk about loss and bereavement
  2. Responses to loss and bereavement
  3. What you can do to help
  4. Taking care of yourself
  5. Where to find additional information or support