Say Their Name
Cancer Fund for Children provides individual and groupwork opportunities for children who are bereaved. Recently, a group of young people shared some of their experiences of grief, and how coming together with others has benefitted them.
We were privileged to hold these groupwork sessions so young people experiencing bereavement could come together to build peer connections and develop coping skills.
For a child or teenager to lose a parent is world shattering. They can so often feel alone and misunderstood and can grieve in silence.
Having one adult in their lives who hears their needs can really help. Sharing time and having ‘serious fun’ remembering with others who have had similar losses can take away their isolation and make them realise that they can and will survive.
Brid Carroll, Chairperson. The Irish Cancer Bereavement Network