Bereavement support for children

Small creature

It can be difficult to tell how children are dealing with the loss of a loved one, and tricky to help them through any feelings they might be having.

Every child responds differently to loss, just like adults do. 

The Small Creature animation is designed for young children aged 3-11, and will help you sit down with the child in your care and find the best way to help them through their grief. 

It can help the child in your care think about the things they never got to say to their loved one and how to hold onto all the memories they have of them.

How Small Creature can help 

Small Creature loses his best friend, Bird, and starts experiencing all sorts of feelings as he tries to deal with his loss. The friends he encounters along the way give him ways to deal with those feelings and help him understand that help is always at hand.

You can watch the animated story narrated by Gloria Hunniford online together.

For more support and advice, read our Heart Matters article on coping with a death.