One of the most important things you can do when someone close to you dies is to find someone that you can talk to. This may be someone else in your family or a close friend. You may feel more comfortable speaking to someone at school, whether it’s your teacher, head of pastoral care or family liaison officer there should be someone who can help you. Many schools give “pass cards” to their students to allow them to leave the classroom if they are having a difficult time.
One of the comments we often hear is that “nobody understands how I feel” because a lot of the children and young people who we meet do not know anyone else who has experience the death of someone close to them. By attending a Holding On Letting Go bereavement support weekend, you will have the opportunity to talk about how you are feeling with other young people who do understand.
You can make a referral yourself by downloading the form on this page or asking an adult to make the referral for you.