When someone we love dies...

You might feel a lot of different emotions, which can be quite confusing...

It’s ok to feel all of these emotions. If you are struggling, there are lots of ways to let your feelings out.

Click on the emotions to the left to find out more!

Remember to get your sleep, food and drink...

Make sure you get enough sleep each night, and eat and drink throughout the day can help us feel more comfortable. If you are tired and hungry you are likely to feel quite grumpy or upset:

You may feel worried about other family members...

Try and talk to people about your worries, it can really help to share them, you might find people have the same worries and are able to help you with answering questions

Click on the image to the left to find out how you could share your thoughts!

There are lots of helpful books, films and websites that can help:

We have an activities page too...

Everyone needs an extra activity to do now and then.

Have a look at our activities page to find a variety of things to do, including art, design, writing, maths and story-telling.

You can even share them with us and we will share them on our gallery!

More Information

Sometimes we might feel upset for a longer time than we thought we would, we might be getting angry with people when we didn’t mean to, or spend lots of time crying. If you are finding it hard to talk to family and friends about it, we can help.

565 Service offers a place to talk about our feelings, meet with other young people with similar stories and get some friendly advice on what can help after someone special dies.

It is a confidential service based at the hospice for children and young people aged 5 – 18 years old.

When people ring us, we normally arrange to meet them as family to talk about their loss and to find out ways of helping everyone feel better. When we meet with you, we agree a plan of what might help. This might include:

  • One to one sessions either at the hospice or in school. Session can also be online if you’d prefer
  • Joint sessions with other family members
  • Group support with other young people your age

For some people, just the first meeting is enough as it gives them a chance to talk about their feelings with other family members with the help of one of our team.

If you wanted to have a chat please call on 0300 3035196 or email emotionalwellbeing@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Things other young people have said about our support:

“I gained more confidence and feel more comfortable talking about my problems.”

“I was able to talk about my problems in a safe space”

“I’ve learnt how to cope and to talk about mum”

“I am more accepting of my feelings and even though I didn’t think I needed it at first, it really did help”

“I like the fact that not only was I listened to, I was given useful suggestions on ways to cope”

“I felt supported in what I was going through and listened to. I felt that someone was there for me who really cared about how I was doing and what I was going through.”

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