Bereavement and loss

Bereavement and loss of a loved one (such as a family member, friend or pet) can be really sad. People may also feel a sense of loss when an important relationship ends (such as relationship break up or friendship break down).

If your child has experienced a bereavement or loss it is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to feel think or behave; everyone processes grief differently. Some days children may feel more able to cope than other days. It is important to remind them to be kind to themselves.

If you or your child has suffered a loss or bereavement and are struggling to cope or need some advice, Simon Says is a young person bereavement support charity that provides support and advice to young people and their families across Hampshire. Mosaic offer a similar service for children and young people living in Dorset.

For more information about how you can get support if you live in Hampshire, visit Simon Says or call their support line on 023 8064 7550.
Fore more information about how you can get support if you live in Dorset, visit Mosaic or call their supportline on 01258 837 071
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service offered to young people aged 11 - 25 years (up to their 26th birthday) living in Dorset, Hampshire and the IoW with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional and mental health needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors.
By accessing Kooth young people can benefit from a free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online, online counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop in basis or via booked sessions including out of hours’ availability - counsellors are available from 12pm to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop in basis.
No referral is required, young people can access the service directly and in complete confidence at
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