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 points move from outside the family to peers and to friends. It is a time for developing independence and it is a time of change. Experiencing the death of a close relative or friend is hard during these years.
The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) in partnership with The Irish Hospice Foundation have developed some specific resources in their COVID-19 Care & Inform series to help you understand and to support a grieving young person or teenager during this exceptional time.