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Bereavement - information and resources to help children

In this section of our site you will find information to help children cope with the practical and emotional effects of bereavement.  

 Please go to the adults and bereavement page if you are looking for information to help adults who are bereaved.

 Click on the coloured text links below to visit websites with information that may be of help:


Resources for adults helping children to cope with bereavement   

Cruse Bereavement Care

Produces the following booklets:         

Copies may be ordered from Cruse or are available from the Cancer Information Centre.            

Cruse Helpline 0808 808 1677       

Marie Curie

Marie Curie produces information to help children and young people deal with grief:                                                               

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Has a section on its website:          

Winston’s Wish

Offers practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.  Winston’s Wish produces a range of materials to help children and young people deal with the death of someone close.              


 Resources for children and young people    

Cruse Bereavement Care

Produces the following leaflet for young people.           

Copies can be ordered from Cruse:             

Cruse Helpline 0844 477 9400                        


Support and counselling

For information about support and counselling services for bereaved children please click on the link above.

                         This page last reviewed 29/12/2020