If someone important to you has died or they're seriously ill, you can get support to help you cope. You could try talking to:
someone you trust, like a family member or close friend
your doctor or teacher
Childline – a counselling service for young people. Phone 0800 1111 or visit their website for bereavement advice.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland – offers counselling across Scotland. Phone 0808 802 6161 or read their leaflet about death and grief for young people.
Winston's Wish – find advice, coping tips, blogs and information for bereaved young people. Phone 08452 03 04 05.
Young Scot – provides information on dealing with the death. Phone 0808 801 0338.
Petal – supports families and friends of murder and suicide victims. Phone 01698 324 502.
The Scottish Cot Death Trust is a charity dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. They provide various support services across Scotland. Phone them on 0141 357 3946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're a parent or carer
If your child has been bereaved you may need support with:
- talking about death
- how grief might affect your child
- helping your child say goodbye
- questions children might have when someone dies
You'll find information and advice on supporting a bereaved child from:
Help is also available for parents who have been bereaved.