For young people

For young people

This is a page to help you.  Sometimes it can feel like you’re in this alone, but we’re here to prove that you’re not. Watch this short video, so you know what you can expect.

We want this to be a safe, lighthearted place where you can try and wrap your head around grief, in your own time at your own pace. Here you can watch videos, read blogs and listen to music from our selected playlists.

We have links that will take you to other helpful websites, whether you need a helpline or something to take your mind off things

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My Story

I was 15 years old when my dad died. He had a rare blood cancer and had been going through a stem cell transplant when he caught an infection.

Although he’d had cancer for a long time the infection meant he died in a matter of days. We’d never discussed what might happened if he didn’t survive, and I never had a chance to say goodbye.

My mum, younger brother and I have had to learn how to live life as a family of three, and how to be happy again.

How Childline can help you

Childline is there to help anyone up to their 19th birthday in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, there are trained counsellors ready to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk - during COVID19 crisis 9am - midnight on 121 chat and on the phone

If you are worried about anything and just need to talk to someone, they are on the end of the phone, just give them a call.

I started writing a blog because death can be incredibly hard to make sense of, writing it down helped me to process my grief and I hope it helps you too

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Alex's Story

Alexander's story and advice. His dad was diagnosed with skin cancer and died 2 months later. Here he talks about how his dad's death made him feel and what has helped him through the years.

Maybe you feel the same?








How going back to school really helped me

Though scary, going back to school was really beneficial. Unlike home, nothing had changed and it was a place where I could continue my life as a “normal” teenager. It helped re-kick start my life when it had come to a stop.' 

'It’s taking the first step that’s hard, but in reality you’ve done the hardest bit already.’  

Top movies that deal with loss

the lion king


Finding Nemo

Josh's friends talk about how they miss him - visit for more on Josh's story

Joe and Rosa talk about how losing their brother has affected them

Bear's Den - The Clouds of Pompeii

Ed Sheeran - SuperMarket Flowers

Bastille - Good Grief

Puff Daddy - I'll be Missing You