Who can I talk to?
Talk to someone you trust. Even if they’re grieving too, it could help them to share their feelings.
Child Bereavement UK Leeds offer support to children and young people when someone important to you has died or is not expected to live. Support can be just for you, or with your parents/family. There are also groups you can join. Call the helpline on 08000 288840 to talk to someone and find out about face to face support in Leeds.
Young people aged 11-19 years old can also go to the Bereavement Support Service at The Market Place in Leeds city centre to talk about what has happened. You can also use drawing and painting to share your feelings and do activities such as making memory jars or books.
Remember, people don’t ‘get over’ their grief, but over time and with support from others, you will hopefully learn to live with the grief and get back to some kind of normal life.
Things you might find useful
Child Bereavement UK Leeds offers support to children and young people who have been bereaved of a close family member. The service is for young people up age 18, providing general advice, advocacy and support.Child Bereavement UK
St Gemma's Young People's Service
Provides information and support for children and young people when someone in their family is seriously ill or has died.St Gemma's Young People's Service
Are you a parent or carer?
If you’re looking for more information to support a young person you care for with their mental health, visit our parent and carers page.