Children and Young People Service - Fathers Day

Sunday 21 June 2020


Children & Young People Service - Fathers Day

With Father’s upon us, we know that this time of year can be hard for those who have lost their fathers, and for fathers who are grieving a child.  Whilst many families prepare to celebrate dad’s special day, children and young people who have been bereaved tell us they often feel isolated and different to everyone around them.

This year will be particularly difficult for many families. The coronavirus pandemic means that because of the many restrictions we are experiencing, the way in which families remember their loved one may be cancelled or will be restricted.

If you are supporting a bereaved child or young person on Father’s Day, here are some suggestions that may help:

Talk to them about Father’s Day  and together come up with a list of things they would like to do, Even with all the restrictions in place, there are plenty of opportunities to be creative.


  • Try recreating their favourite meal at home

  • Put together a playlist of all their favourite music and play throughout the day

  • Visit a place that they liked, or if it is too far away, use Google maps street view to virtually visit the same place.

  • Arrange a virtual meeting with other family members if they live too far way to visit. Use the time to talk about Dad and share special memories.

  • Light a candle and spend some quiet time remembering Dad

  • Blow some bubbles and imagine they carry a message to him

  • Plant some bulbs or a plant in a place that holds special memories of your Dad.











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