Whilst this website has been created by siblings, for siblings, our content isn't able to answer everything. Sometimes you might feel like you need more help, advice or support. This section will point you in the direction of other methods of support you could get.
It is important to remember that you are not alone and that there is support available for you in formal and informal ways. These are just some ideas.
If you would like to speak to a trained professional about how you're feeling, questions you have or anything regarding grief - there are some fantastic organisations many young people (kids and teenagers) have called:
- Child Bereavement UK – 0800 028 8840 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- Hope Again – 0808 808 1677 Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
- Winston's Wish – 0808 802 0021 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
There are lots of groups dotted around the country where you can meet others whose loved ones have died. They're great to meet other young people who understand you in a safe environment. Groups vary, and often range from just chatting to others or taking part in fun activities. Here are a couple of organisations that run groups (also check out our 'Get Support' section for more ideas):
Counseling involves a trained person listening to and chatting with you in order to help you find ways to deal with issues. We don't particularly like the word counseling, it sounds big and scary, in reality, it usually isn't. It is hard to deal with grief just by yourself. Speaking about it with a trained professional might be helpful.
Different organisations offer different types of 'counseling' and 'therapy' - one on one support, speaking, arts and crafts, in school, outside of the home, etc. Speaking to your doctor is a good place to start, they will be able to put you in contact with a local service.
It can often seem hard but speaking about your sibling is a great step in helping how you feel. Online, in person or on a helpline. These methods all have different positives. If you have any questions about the support you want to receive, or need advice or want to speak to someone email firstname.lastname@example.org.