Winston’s Wish supports children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. This is one of the most traumatic situations a child can face. Winston's Wish helps children understand their emotions and provides a safe place for them to grieve. Over time, they help them to make sense of what’s happened and learn to live with their loss.
• offers the widest range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals via therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings, a Freephone National Helpline, online support, publications and training.
• has built a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of the impact of bereavement at a young age and has developed services to best support a grieving child’s needs.
• is the only specialist provider of support for children bereaved through murder or manslaughter, suicide or military families who have experienced a death.
• depends almost entirely on voluntary donations for its income, needing over £2.5 million each year to continue its support for bereaved children.
Families and professionals can access support from Winston's Wish by calling their Freephone National Helpline on 08088 020 021 or by visiting their website www.winstonswish.org.
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