Supporting a grieving child

Ways of supporting a grieving child

  • provide a safe space
  • have a regular routine
  • be consistent
  • be honest
  • be reassuring
  • be patient
  • give adequate and age appropriate information
  • include and involve the child in appropriate decision making and in what is happening
  • acknowledge feelings and give support when they are overwhelming
  • provide opportunities to remember, create a memory box and make a memory book, draw, paint, make a collage, write stories, poems, collect photos
  • prepare for special occasions – birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day holidays. 

Crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. Other services include:

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