* Difficulty in concentrating …. can lead to problems at school and affect learning capacity
* Withdrawal from peers and family …. can lead to isolation
* Anger …. which can lead to behavioural problems inside and outside of school
* Depression …. which is on the increase in young people
* Suicidal thoughts
The process of grief can involve, shock; denial; anger; yearning; despair, a person may experience a mixture of these feelings or may experience all of them in the space of one day. Sometimes children and adults “get stuck” and struggle coming to terms with their loss; we offer bereavement support through trained therapists to facilitate healthy grief. Weekend workshops help different age groups, through the shared experience, learn from one another and develop healthy responses to grief.
Children and Families in Grief finds that families often maintain contact with others in a similar position through the weekend workshops and social activities.