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Death Of A Loved One

The Death of A Loved One - Grief
The feeling you have when somene you know has died is called grief.  Grief affects us all in different ways. It's important to remember there is no normal way to grief.
Feelings You May Have
You must remember that grief is very complex and makes us have many different feelings.

It is always a shock when someone passes away, whether you know they are going to die or if it is a sudden death.

You may find yourself crying all the time, others do not cry at all. What you must remember is that both of these are normal. Others around you who feel the opposite to how you feel, often get angry at you for not reacting the same as them. Again, this is normal, it doesn't mean you loved them any less or any more.

You may find yourself unable to sleep, your mind seems to be working overtime. You may have a dream about the person who has died and when you wake up you get upset as you begin to realise they are no longer with you. You may also have nightmares about the person.

You may not feel like eating after someone has died or you may in turn eat alot more than usual as this feels comforting to you.

You may find yourself going over and over details of their death, especially if it was a sudden death or they died tragically.

You may be physically sick this is normal but can be upsetting for you.

The bereavement team are here to help young people view the support helplines and resoures.

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are on hand to support you.

Every day, we respond to around 10,000 calls for help. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.
It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Hope Again provides somewhere to turn to when someone dies. 

When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, we can help you find support.

A must see video that shows you, you are not alone
Remember to view full screen by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner of the video

This short film highlights the different emotions explored through a number of young people's personal journeys of grief and loss.

 More importantly, the young people describe how they now continue their loved ones legacy after receiving much needed support from Cruse/Hope Again.
One child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach 16 years old. 

Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support. 


A first stop if you have suffered a loss of someone dear to you

A super website that has lots of help and advice along with activities, podcasts and games to help with your grief

Find the words to describe feelings
Watch the video Apart of Me is a beautiful world, built to guide you through your darkest moments.
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