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Thursday 07 May 2020

Children and Young People Service - Tips for dealing with grief during lockdown

Children and young people are facing particular challenges during these times, whether they were bereaved before the outbreak began or more recently. Usually spending time with family and friends or going to school and being part of ‘normal’ life can help children come to terms with the death of someone close, but it is harder to do this at a distance. The National Children’s Bureau have produced these downloadable cards, with tips from other young people who have been bereaved.

On each of the cards there are ideas that might help you in your grief and suggestions to help young people reach out for support from friends and family.  Sometimes other people want to help, but they’re not sure how to. Have a look at the cards and the suggestions and maybe share them with your friends, school or family. It can be helpful to let others know what helps and what support you feel that you need. Click on the link to download the cards that you think might be helpful. 

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/media/103287/grief-support-for-self.pdf

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/media/103286/grief-support-from-parent-or-carer.pdf

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/media/103289/grief-support-from-friend.pdf

http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/media/103288/grief-support-from-school.pdf



Although we are not operating in the usual way during these uncertain times, we are still here to help and support should we be needed. We also continue to take new referrals, if you would like to make a referral please call 01789 266852 or visit https://www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/childrensbereavementhowtorefer. 

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