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The Swing is the name of our bereavement service which provides support for children, young people and families.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief might happen a long time after the death and manifest itself in many different ways. Confused by the events and the changes occurring, a child will sometimes take on the anxiety of the people they live with. They might feel that they want to protect the adults from further distress by not asking questions about the death or talking about their own issues.

How can Winston’s Wish help grieving young people?

When someone dies, it can be hard to know what to think, feel or do next. Whether it’s a parent, sibling, friend or someone you admired from afar, suddenly not having them in your life can feel scary and upsetting.

We’re here to let you know that whatever it is you’re feeling (or not feeling), it’s valid and it’s ok. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. And there’s no set formula to ‘get over’ it. Instead, we can learn to live with our grief and build a life around our loss.

At Winston’s Wish, we provide lots of online support that can help you to make sense of your grief, express your feelings and find healthy ways to cope.

You can find advice and stories from other grieving young people over on Talk Grief – a dedicated online space for teenagers and young adults (13 to 25). Visit 

If you’d like to speak to someone about you grief you can reach out using our live chathelp and support line, by email or over text. You don’t need to join a waiting list and you can speak to a bereavement professional right away.

If you feel you need additional support, we also offer one-to-one sessions with bereavement support workers and counsellors. Anyone aged 13 or over can enquire about additional support. If you’re 12 or under, please speak with a trusted adult (parent, guardian, teacher etc) and let them know you’re interested in seeking additional support from Winston’s Wish. You can find out more here.