Winston’s Wish

  • Children and Young People
  • Families
  • Parenting

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Winston’s Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.

They provide in-depth and dedicated bereavement support services to help children and young people cope with their grief:

Help now:

Winston’s Wish offer a free helpline, ASK email service and an online chat function on their website.

The helpline is for anyone who is supporting a grieving child. Call 08088 020 021 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.


Winston’s Wish provide specialist bereavement support, including bereavement by accident or illness, suicide, homicide and the military. This also includes in-depth therapeutic support for bereaved children and young people in individual and group settings.

They offer detailed information and resources on their website for those who have lost someone through serious illness, suicide, homicide, military families and emergency service families.

Schools and Professionals

As well as providing training for those who work with bereaved children, young people and their families, Winston’s Wish also support schools who are supporting bereaved pupils.

Additional Resources

Winston’s Wish provide a wide range of publications and resources, including specialist books, useful links, and support for funeral directors and bereavement service professionals.

Covid update 19/04/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Winston’s Wish directly for the latest information.

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