The loss of your child is possibly one of the worst things that can happen to you. No-one will be able to tell you exactly how it feels, as everyone acts and feels differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. The experience of grief involves a range of feelings of numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, sadness, emptiness, relief and denial. Many feelings may be so mixed up that you wonder if you are going mad or will ever be able to enjoy life again. This is a perfectly normal reaction to the range of emotions involved.
The Bereavement Care Services team provides an immediate response for families, parents and siblings who may be affected by the death of a child at Alder Hey Hospital. We offer continued support for as long as you may need with practical and emotional guidance. Our work empowers families to make their own choices, sensitive to their individual needs and their individual situation immediately after the child has died.
For further information please contact the Bereavement Care Services team
on: 0151 252 5117
Information Booklet: When A Child Dies - A guide for parents, families & carers