When a child dies, it is devastating for all those involved, especially for the child's close family and friends.

The team at the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust has compiled some information, guidance and useful resources for families and friends affected by the loss of a child:

When a child loses a sibling

When a child loses a friend

What to say to a bereaved family

Supporting a bereaved family at Christmas

Useful resources


These resources are no substitute for professional medical advice so please book an appointment with your General Practitioner should you be struggling or need more advice and support. 

For urgent help and support, please contact:


For confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or dispair. 

Phone 116 123 (free 24- hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk


Your local Urgent mental health helpline (England)

This is open 24/7 and you can find your local helpline here.