Winston's Wish

The Winston's Wish Interactive Website - update

Our website provides comprehensive & in-depth advice for parents, carers, professionals & anyone supporting a bereaved child. The dedicated young person's section provides information about illnesses, causes of death & explanations for the difficult feelings they likely to be experiencing.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1061359)

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  • “To know that you are there and that the resources are available to me as the surviving parent is a great comfort.”

    — Service user

  • “To know that you are there and that the resources are available to me as the surviving parent is a great comfort.”

    — Service user

Situation

Every 22 minutes a child in Britain is bereaved of a parent This equates to over 24,000 newly bereaved children each year, not counting those bereaved of a sibling, friend or other family member. these people will be dealing with a powerful range of confusing and conflicting emotions, which will often leave them feeling very angry and isolated with low self esteem. Experience and research has shown that these children need appropriate support to help them cope with the upheaval experienced.

Solution

The upgraded web site will provide young people & the adults supporting them with a central point to access information, receive support from their peers & realise that they are not alone. All of this can be reached immediately & without anybody else ever knowing as it is completely anonymous. This is especially important for young people who can often feel reluctant & diffident about seeking help. For adults the upgraded site will bring relief - knowing there is help available.