Supporting a child through grief, or when someone in their life is dying, can be a really difficult position for a parents or carer to be in. Sometimes children don’t always have the words to tell us how their feeling, or if they’re not okay and they show us through their behaviour. We hear lots of schools and parents or carers tell us their child’s behaviour has changed.
Lots of children may have questions about the person who has died or is unwell that are tricky to answer. You may also be struggling with grief and not know the answers or what to say when they ask. Sometimes parent or carers feel like they need to be strong for their child and aren’t too sure on the right thing to do.
There are no right or wrong ways to grieve, although if you are needing a little bit of support as a family, you can contact Jeremiah’s Journey on 01752 424348 so we can think about a referral to our service.
My sons were referred to Jeremiah’s Journey when my dad died suddenly, almost 20 years ago now when the charity was just starting out. Absolutely brilliant service run by really caring and highly qualified bereavement counsellors.
Tracey George, January 2021