New free App for bereaved young people

A new App has been created by a group of bereaved young people working with leading bereavement charity Child Bereavement UK. The App, ‘Grief: Support for Young People’, has been developed for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

The App was developed in conjunction with Laughing Giraffe Technologies and has been very well received by bereaved young people who have reviewed it.

James, age 17, told us: “It would have helped me to feel I’m not alone and given me ideas of how to cope when my Dad died.”

Charlie, 15, said: “The App enables you to get the support that you want in your own space and your own time.”

‘Grief: Support for Young People’ has information about:

·         bereavement

·         grief

·         feelings

·         how others can help

It also links to Child Bereavement UK’s website where you can use search facilities to find other support organisations near you.  It includes stories from bereaved young people as well as short films that they have written and made. The App aims not only to help young people feel less alone after bereavement, but also to inspire others on how to support them. 

Ann Rowland, Director of Bereavement Services, Child Bereavement UK, said: “Our Young People’s Advisory Group got together and came up with the idea of developing a resource that young people can access, whenever they need it, wherever they are. Having instant access to support and information via an App on your phone was the perfect solution. ‘Grief: Support for Young People’ is the result of their experience, hard work and creativity, that we hope will be of benefit to many more bereaved young people.’

Download Badge‘Grief: Support for Young People’ can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store.

For more information go to www.childbereavementuk.org or email: support@childbereavementuk.org

 

The App was developed in conjunction with Laughing Giraffe Technologies and has been very well received by bereaved young people who have reviewed it.

James, age 17, told us: “It would have helped me to feel I’m not alone and given me ideas of how to cope when my Dad died.”

Charlie, 15, said: “The App enables you to get the support that you want in your own space and your own time.”

‘Grief: Support for Young People’ has information about:

·         bereavement

·         grief

·         feelings

·         how others can help

 

It also links to Child Bereavement UK’s website where you can use search facilities to find other support organisations near you.  It includes stories from bereaved young people as well as short films that they have written and made. The App aims not only to help young people feel less alone after bereavement, but also to inspire others on how to support them. 

 

Ann Rowland, Director of Bereavement Services, Child Bereavement UK, said: “Our Young People’s Advisory Group got together and came up with the idea of developing a resource that young people can access, whenever they need it, wherever they are. Having instant access to support and information via an App on your phone was the perfect solution. ‘Grief: Support for Young People’ is the result of their experience, hard work and creativity, that we hope will be of benefit to many more bereaved young people.’

 

Download Badge‘Grief: Support for Young People’ can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store.

For more information go to www.childbereavementuk.org or email: support@childbereavementuk.org

 

     
   
   
 
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