Bereaved Children on Mother’s Day

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Grieving children may feel particularly sad on Mother’s Day, missing their mum’s presence. We should not try to take these feelings away, or to distract children. It can be helpful to acknowledge their often strong emotions and to listen to how things are for the child. Although their mother is no longer with them, children


Finding ways to help young people grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

In normal times, when someone is very unwell, we would encourage parents to allow children take part in opportunities to say goodbye to loved ones in any way they feel comfortable. Children and young people are usually very involved in a family member’s final days, in our end-of-life goodbyes and funeral traditions. It helps them


Supporting teenagers to grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

Grieving in exceptional times Under normal circumstances, grief can feel isolating, however during COVID-19 restrictions it is especially important to find ways to support and connect with each other. If there are teenagers or young people in your life, you will know this time of life can be characterised by restlessness. A young person’s reference