Winston's Wish

Funding the National Helpline

The Winston’s Wish National Helpline provides support, information and guidance to all those concerned about a bereaved child or young person. It is staffed by practitioners with extensive experience, who have up-to-date knowledge of supporting bereaved children and their families.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2013 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1061359)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

There are estimated to be just under half a million children up to the age of 18 living in the UK who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. All of these children & young people will need the support, in some form, of an adult such as a parent, carer, teacher, social worker, doctor or police liaison officer Often, these adults find themselves in completely alien territory, often at a loss to know the best way to support the child or young person. Our Helpline gives this support.

Solution

Our Helpline provides an invaluable resource for all adults faced with the daunting and difficult task of navigating a child’s grief. By helping the concerned adult making the call to feel more confident in their abilities to support a bereaved child, we will in turn enable the adult to better support the bereaved child or young person through their journey of grief.

  • " I came off the phone and thought for the first time - i can do this. I felt understood and confident to be there for my children."

    — Helpline service user

  • " I came off the phone and thought for the first time - i can do this. I felt understood and confident to be there for my children."

    — Helpline service user