How we help
We help families to feel better and less alone in their grief.
We understand that every bereaved family is individual and we will join them wherever they are on their journey through grief.
We offer support to both bereaved families and to teaching staff and professionals living in North Devon and the Torridge area. The support we provide is broken down as follows:
- For pre-school children (Age 0-6 years old)
- For children at primary school (Age 6-11)
- For young people at secondary school (Age 11-16)
- For teenagers at sixth form (Age 16 and 17)
For a good overview of what we do, take a look at our Annual Family Service Report 2021-2022.Annual Family Service Report 2021-2022
Support for Children
All children and young people need information, reassurance, and to know that they can trust you. Be open to their questions, and offer reassurance and support when needed. This can be daunting and difficult to navigate and so do please remember to contact us here at Families in Grief if you need extra support.
Support for Young People
Families in Grief can help young people to understand and cope with their grief. So if you are a teenager who’s grieving and join our support group for young people, you will also meet others who are in the same position as you.
Support for Parents
Children cope best with bereavement when they have events explained to them honestly, in language appropriate to their age and with understanding. You may need help or support to do this. Your child will also need support following the news.
Support for Schools or Professionals
On average, one child in every classroom is bereaved of a parent (one in every 29 children). This doesn’t include children who might experience the death of a wider family member or close family friend and others who may experience the death of another child or teacher at their school.
Making an online donation to Families in Grief couldn’t be simpler. Please help us be there for grieving families.