Grief and bereavement
The thought of living without your child may seem impossible. You might feel it's the end of your world and that you will never be happy again. Each experience is unique, but we hope you will find advice in this section that will help you if you are living without your child.
Ten things parents say about grief
Ten things about grief, from the experiences of a bereaved mum.
What family and friends can do to support a grieving parent
A guide to supporting bereaved parents, how you can help and the things people get wrong.
The impact on your marriage or relationship
How grief can affect you and your partner as individuals and as a couple, plus where to get support.
Supporting child siblings with grief
How younger children express grief after the death of their brother or sister.
Supporting teenage and young adult siblings with grief
How older siblings react to grief after the death of their brother or sister.
Grieving at work
Deciding when to go back to work - what you might need and how your employer can support you.
Am I still a mum or dad? Grieving for your only child
How it's different when you are grieving for your only child.
Grieving as a single parent
How the death of a child can impact single parents, including complicated feelings and challenges.
Support for bereaved grandparents
A grandparent's grief and the support you can give to each other.
Knowing when you need extra support for your grief
It's difficult to know when grief becomes depression. Here are the signs to look out for.
Deciding what to do with your child’s belongings
What to do with your child's possessions after they die and things to be mindful of.
Getting through special occasions without your child
How to cope with birthdays, celebrations, holidays and anniversaries after your child dies.
Learning to live without your child
How grief changes over time and the issues it raises in your life.
Things bereaved parents will always find hard
Situations that can take you back to your grief, no matter how much time has passed.
Bereavement resources and organisations
Useful organisations and resources for parents and carers whose child has died of cancer.