Preschool - Coping with Death or Loss

Coping with Death or Loss (Preschool)

Websites and helplines:

Winstons wish https://www.winstonswish.org
Supporting children and young people after a death or when someone in the family is dying.
Helpline 08088 020021 and you can also e-mail for support and advice. Leaflets are available to download in English, Swedish, Polish, Arabic, Bengali and Spanish.

Child bereavement https://childbereavementuk.org/
An excellent website both for parents (and professionals) as well as children including advice on "supporting bereaved children under 5 years of age" . The leaflet is available here
This charity also have a lot of other sensitive advice including how to support babies, toddlers and young children when a loved one is very ill, a great booklist, and support for parents as well as a helpline.

Macmillan Advice on talking to your child about cancer



  • Child Bereavement UK have an extensive list of recommended books for all ages. Available here
  • Winston’s Wish have book lists for children of different ages, including one specifically for the under five’s called 'Never too young to grieve'.  Available here
  • Badger’s Parting gifts by Susan Barley, suitable from about 3 years. Take a look here
  • Where are you? A child’s book about loss by Laura Olivieri. Simple illustrations suitable for pre-schoolers. Take a look here
  • The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup. A story about a fox that dies – his friends’ happy memories of him grow into a beautiful tree. Take a look here
  • Nana upstairs and Nana downstairs by Tomie dePaola. Beautiful illustrations and a gentle story. Take a look here
Preschool - Coping with Death or Loss

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