"I've been able to put all my feelings into a filing cabinet in my brain. I don't have to worry about everything at the same time."
Lucy, aged 16
SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
If you have clicked on this part of the website, you are probably a child or young person who has been bereaved of someone close.
This is likely to be a very difficult time for you, and you may find it hard sharing your feelings with other people you know, especially if those close to you are upset themselves. If you live or study in Kingston upon Thames, our Saying Goodbye Project is available to support you.
No two people grieve in the same way, even if they have been bereaved of the same person. Even brothers and sisters will have shared a different relationship with the person who has died and they will therefore have different ways of feeling and grieving for them.
You may find that you are going through many different emotions like sadness, anger, regret, fear, worry or anxiety. You may also experience feelings of confusion, not being able to think straight, or have no feelings – a kind of numbness - or be unsure what your feelings are. All this may be overwhelming and difficult to cope with.
Although you may not personally know anyone else that this has happened to, you are not alone. We are able to help you in a variety of ways. Initially you will meet with a member of the team, all of whom are experienced in supporting young people through bereavement. Together you will decide on what would help you most. Or you can just call or email us for a chat.
If you think we may be able to help and you would like to talk to someone from the Saying Goodbye Project please contact us or ask your parent or another adult to get in touch with us on your behalf. Visit our resources page for more useful information, books, websites and other organisations that can also help.
Tel: 020 8547 1552