Children and young people will experience all kinds of losses throughout their life, from losing a tooth, loss of childhood through puberty, social loss of friendship groups, the death of a pet, to the death of a grandparent, parent, sibling, carer or peer group friend.
The death of a parent or other significant person, and loss of attachment, can be a threat to a child’s whole life and it is important they know that life will continue in some way.
Children experience a range of emotions and express their grief in different ways. An adolescent’s grief may be more hidden and could take time to surface or be displayed by anger.
What can I do to help?
Support available in Dudley borough
Mary Stevens Hospice Patient and Family Support Team offer information, signposting and support. Advice line number: 01384 445417. Email:PAFSS@marystevenshospice.co.uk
Dudley Public Health – CYPTeam@dudley.gov.uk
Further advice and support
Information for Schools only