Dealing with loss and bereavement

When someone you know dies, the grief that follows can be a really difficult and painful process. People are sometimes surprised by just how painful it can be, and just how long the process can last.

This short video won't take that pain away, but it does have some ideas based on what other young people have said, that might help you through it.

Below the video we've included links to some charities who offer a range of support for young people who may be grieving.  You can look at each organisation, read their advice and contact them direct if you would like someone to talk to or need support.

A guide on traumatic bereavement for children and young people has been created by the UK Trauma Council. The guide will help you learn about traumatic bereavement and what might help if you are worried about yourself or someone else.

The UK Trauma Council is hosted and supported by the Anna Freud Centre.

Do you need help right now?

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support for young people across the UK.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text AFC to 85258.


Read more about the AFC Crisis Messenger service.

Download the AFC Crisis Messenger poster for your school, college or workplace.

More help

The below organisations offer help and support for young people who have been recently bereaved. You can also search for ongoing support services near you using the Youth Wellbeing Directory.

Please click on the logo below to take you to the relevant website.

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