Helping suddenly bereaved people
A sudden death is devastating for children and their families. There is no time to prepare or say goodbye. Often, the person who dies is a parent or sibling, leaving behind a bereft family.
Use the buttons below to navigate our guidance on helping children of all ages who have been bereaved by any sudden cause, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).
You can also contact us for help from an experienced case worker. Call our helpline or send us an email.
Support in the early days & weeks
Support after a couple of months
Support for children while at school
Activities to support bereaved children
Order our support book for children
Children and Sudden Death: the challenge of what to say and how to support them
How do children respond to sudden death and trauma