Young Lives V Cancer social workers help in many ways, before a child dies and during bereavement. These includes:

  • Planning the time families have left with their child, and their death

  • Helping parents deal with the immediate priorities and practicalities

  • Getting a Young Lives vs Cancer Compassionate Grant to help parents with funeral costs, and other financial help available

  • Informing parents about resources they may find comforting and useful, including support for siblings

  • Connecting parents with bereavement organisations who offer appropriate grief counselling and other services

  • Providing a welcoming, friendly space to share thoughts and feelings, seek advice and get support within the Young Lives versus Cancer support group.

Bereavement support to family and loved ones is available for up to 18 months. They will also put you in touch with specialist bereavement services closer to home or which can offer online/telephone help and support.



Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0300 303 5220 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)