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. At the moment, because of the spread of coronavirus, we are not able to meet in person but can meet with you on a video call or speak on the telephone, whichever feels comfortable to you.

When we meet with you we agree a plan of what might help, this can be regular emotional support sessions at the hospice or at school (which is currently replaced by online and telephone support), family meetings, workshops and groups.

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 counsellors.

If you wanted to have a chat please call on 01473 707999 or email emotionalwellbeing@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

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