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Dealing With Bereavement

Grief is a feeling of pain and loss. It is a natural part of facing the loss of someone you love or care about.

It hurts a lot when someone you care about dies. It does not matter if the person is young or old, has been ill or has died suddenly. When coping with a death, you may go through all kinds of emotions. Your feelings might be stronger or deeper than usual or mixed together in ways you have never experienced before. It is quite normal to feel frightened, sad or worried. You might even be angry, confused or shocked. All of these are normal ways to react to a death.

If you are not coping with the of a close friend or relative, speak to a teacher or our school counsellor about how you feel. There are also organisations that can help you. 

Click on the link below to find out more about Bereavement:

Dealing with Sudden Death Information for Young People

Check out the following sources of support


  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Lifeline 0808 808 8000
  • Samaritans 0845 790 9090
  • CRUSE NI 028 9079 2419

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