Children and young people

Many of our Cruse services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland offer support to children and young people. Find your local branch and contact them to see what is offered in your area. 

Articles about bereavement and children and young people

In these pages we have information on:

  • what you can do to help a child or young person who is grieving 
  • how to understand the concept of loss in children and young people of different ages
  • how to recognise potential complicated grief.

Further help

Many of our Areas offer support to children and young people. Find your local Cruse service and contact them to see what is offered in your area.

Our website Hope Again is a website designed for young people by young people. It includes information and message boards where young people can share their experiences.

If you are a young person and someone you know has died why not send a private message to one of our trained volunteers at who will reply to you by email. If you want to talk to someone direct, call our FREE phone helpline on 0808 808 1677.

We offer a number of leaflets and publications to help children and young people. There are many fiction and non-fiction books aimed at helping children: check out our recommended books for children and young people

Co-operative Funeralcare has produced some animated short films to help children understand death and grief, available free to schools and community groups. See