Teenagers and Bereavement


Finding out that someone you love is really ill is a frightening reality. You will probably feel confused, angry worried about what the future holds and may even feel responsible in some way. It is important that you know that your actions cannot give someone an illness.

Although this section of the web site has been designed to help you in some small way, the situation cannot be changed. This can leave you feeling helpless. However there are things that you can do to help yourself, your carer and the person who is dying.

Please see our links to the section on the right


It is hard enough being a teenager without having to cope with the death of a loved one on top of everything else.  Not only do you have to handle all different kinds of emotions that you haven’t experienced before, but then there are also all the physical reactions to grief.

There are things you can do, and people you can call upon, to help you get through this time.  Top of the list is making sure you share how you are feeling with someone you can trust. Balloons can help with this. We have a team of Grief Support Workers who will support you through this really tough time.  Why don’t you call us on 01392 826064

Books that you may find helpful:

Straight talk about death for teenagers, by Earl Grollman

You Just Don’t Understand, by Winston’s Wish

The Anger Workbook for Teens, by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins, by Enid Samuel-Traisman

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, by Lisa M Schab

Young People, Death & the Unfairness of Everything, by Nick Luxmoore

Weird is Normal, by Jenny Lee Wheeler

Out of the Blue, by Julie Stokes & Paul Oxley


Websites that you may find helpful: