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Coping with Grief and Loss

Due to the pandemic, we are living in some of the most difficult times we have ever known. We may have to face a tragedy in the loss of someone's life. Maybe we have never considered how we can speak to children about grief. If we love people, we will experience loss.

When we lose someone, we might be experiencing increased trauma, and may be cut off from spending time with others. Many people who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected by the global sense of fear and loss throughout the pandemic.

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We have collated some resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic, and how to try to cope with it. As with all of our pages, we will be adding to and updating this information as the situation develops. Please save the page and return to it if you need it.

Penhaligon's Friends' blog 

Someone close to you may have died and you may have all sorts of feelings, they may be muddled up. These feelings may be quite strong and intense, it is quite normal to have these feelings

Read more on Penhaligon's Friends website

The organisations listed below offer specialist support and some have interactive websites that are designed especially for bereaved young people .


National helpline for children with any kind of problem or difficulty


Bereavement care for adults

Penhaligon's Friends

Childhood Bereavement support service in Cornwall

Jeremiah’s Journey

Childhood Bereavement support service in Plymouth


Online Counselling for young people

National Children’s Bureau – Childhood Bereavement Network

Information, advice and consultancy organisation to support bereavement services nationwide

Hope Again

Website especially for young people, interactive, managed by CRUSE

The Compassionate Friends

Organisation to support parents who have lost a child of any age

Download Penhaligon's Friends' guide to supporting children