“In Our Own Words…” Young People’s Experiences of Loss

Irish schoolgirl’s garden at Bloom helps to guide people through bereavement

When you experience loss, help can come from the unlikeliest of places. At the 2018 Bloom festival in Dublin, 12-year-old Aliçia Kavanagh showcased the garden she created to help guide people through bereavement.


Hope Again

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s site for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. They also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.


The Loss of a Family Pet

Goodbye best friend: how to deal with the loss of a family pet. “Cry and understand that there is no quick way to get over this. What you are feeling is real and it’s due to all the love and compassion you carry.”


Professional footballer John Walters talks with an interviewer whose mother also died when he was young.


Martin Lewis talks on BBC Radio about the death of his mother when he was 12.

Martin Lewis: 'Mum's death was the end of my childhood'

"That was the end of my childhood."Ahead of Mothering Sunday, financial expert Martin Lewis gives a moving interview about the death of his mother in an accident just three days before his 12th birthday.He is now a patron of the charity Grief Encounter, which helps children through bereavement. (via BBC Radio 5 live)

Posted by BBC News on Thursday, March 8, 2018