Young people share what has helped them after a bereavement

Young people share what has helped them after a bereavement

In the South East area of England, Winston’s Wish recently held a series of groups for young people. Five young people came together to create our South East Youth Forum. The forum met regularly to discuss what worked for them, their experiences and to create content to be shared online to help other young people.

This blog post will explore some of the things they found helpful when they were bereaved.

  1. Having people to talk to
  2. Receiving advice
  3. Spending time with animals
  4. Dancing took my mind off what happened
  5. Listening to music
  6. Going horseriding
  7. Playing sport
  8. Getting support from my friends
  9. Talking to my family
  10. Writing
  11. Still talking about the people that have died
  12. Supportive friends
  13. Family continue to be there for me and talking to each other
  14. Doing things I enjoy – hobbies
  15. Having someone there to talk to
  16. Knowing that people are there if I need them
  17. Doing fun things
  18. Knowing that I can leave the classroom if I need to
  19. Not have to worry about exams or serious stuff
  20. Music can change my mood
  21. I enjoyed watching YouTube videos – it gives me something to watch

We’d love to hear about what helps you after a bereavement. Let us know in the comments below. 

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  1. Rose Darnbrough

    11th July 2019 at 12:30 pm

    How do we deal with a very anxious 9 year old who lost her daddy 2yrs aho

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