chair, vice-chair and secretary of the Gone Forever Bereavement Trust
regularly receive telephone calls in particular from parents,
grandparents or guardians as well as from teachers seeking helpful
advice about a child or young person who has recently suffered a
bereavement or loss and is grieving. Occasionally the loss or
bereavement was some time previously, weeks or months possibly even
a year or more.
usually a change in the child's or young person's behaviour which is
the first indication of a problem. Children as well as adults
respond to bereavement and loss in different ways. Some
children (as well as adults) are angry and aggressive. Others
might withdraw and become listless or preoccupied. Often it is
the child's or young person's teacher who is the first to notice
because there is a change in school work and behaviour in school.
think that a child or young person whom you know is grieving then
you may wish to send for any of our publications
and if necessary
contact one of the three named people.
are a grieving parent then we might be able to offer you advice
about other groups you could contact.
Charity No. 1080764
(This is a none grant making charity)