Thoughts and Feelings

Video Clip by YoungMinds

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it.

Your teenage years can be a lot of fun, but they are also often an emotional time. If someone close to you dies, it can be incredibly hard. Your world may feel as though it has crashed down around you.

Many people find they feel a mixture of the following:

  • sadness
  • shock, particularly if the death was unexpected
  • relief, if the death followed a long period of illness
  • guilt and regret
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • despair and helplessness
  • depression

There are several things that can help you start to feel better. Looking after your health and talking to someone will help you get through this difficult time.


Useful links:

Starting Well Online Chat

High School Drop-in

Bereavement and Young People - NHS

When Someone Dies, Feelings You Might Have - Marie Curie Easy Read leaflet (pdf)

Young People's Experiences - Child Bereavement UK

Reflect - Bereavement Support for Children Leaflet (pdf)