Help 2 Make Sense is an online tool brought to you by Winston’s Wish, a charity supporting bereaved children and young people. It aims to help young people who have experienced the death of a loved one come to terms with their loss.

We know how beneficial it can be to learn that you are not alone. That you are not the only young person going through this. That’s why we want to share the stories of young people we’ve supported, and how they have coped with their grief.

“We live in a society where talking about death is considered taboo. Let’s be honest, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t need to have this discussion. We would be able to cope with losing a loved one well enough to carry on living our best lives, but this is the real world and it doesn’t work out like that for most people. Society encourages bereaved people to suffer in silence, especially young people, and it simply shouldn’t be like that.” – Summer

You’ll also find advice and tips on coping with your grief, resources and reading lists to help you come to terms with the death of someone close to you.

If you need further support you can contact our Helpline team by email on or by calling 08088 020 021 (we’re open 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday). If you need urgent help, our Winston’s Wish Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 – text WW to 85258.

If you have any suggestions, have a question or want to contribute, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us on

Winston’s Wish is a charity that supports children, young people and their families after the death of a mum, dad, brother or sister. We understand the impact a loss can have on young people, but we believe with the right support at the right time, they can face the future with confidence and hope.