Grief is a normal way of dealing with loss, but it can have a big impact on your life, your children’s life and the other people around you. If a person who is close to you or your children is very ill, grief and bereavement can begin before death.

You and your children can experience grief throughout your life, and it can affect feelings, sleep, relationships and school or work. The loss of someone very close can cause trauma in a child.

Parentline is here to support your family through grief and loss. They'll be able to suggest some things that might help you and your child, or let you know about specialist organisations that can give further support.



Telephone: 08000 28 22 33 

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